Search

Lost wedding photo reunited with family

PUBLISHED: 10:13 22 December 2011

A contractor moving bar furniture in a Thetford hotel has found a Wedding Portrait Andrew Blyth of the Wereham Hotel with the wedding photograph dating from 1925 which was found behind one the the hotel sofas.
The group photo has the bride and grooms' names on the reverse as Marjorie Augusta Kettle and Albert Edward Tyler

A contractor moving bar furniture in a Thetford hotel has found a Wedding Portrait Andrew Blyth of the Wereham Hotel with the wedding photograph dating from 1925 which was found behind one the the hotel sofas. The group photo has the bride and grooms' names on the reverse as Marjorie Augusta Kettle and Albert Edward Tyler

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

A wedding photograph dating from 1925 and discovered in a Thetford hotel has been reunited with its owner.

The portrait, in a cardboard cover, showed a bride in a simple white dress and veil and carrying a bouquet of flowers, the groom, and two other gentlemen, all wearing tail suits and carrying top hats, with three bridesmaids, all also carrying bouquets, and all in a garden setting.

On the back was handwriting which dates the picture to July 11, 1925, and named the bride and groom as Marjorie Augusta Kettle and Albert Edward Tyler, the father-of-the-bride as George Kettle and one of the bridesmaids as Phyllis May Kettle.

A workman at the Wereham House Hotel in Thetford was carrying out routine inspections of the premises’ plug sockets when the picture was discovered between the furniture and wall in the bar area.

Following an appeal in the Times, a woman from Hampshire identified the bride and groom as her parents and, although she had not noticed the photo was missing, contacted the hotel.

She had visited the hotel to meet up with relatives from America.

Other news

16:17

Snow could be on its way to Norfolk on Sunday as the temperatures plummet to below freezing overnight.

A woman is “lucky to be alive” after a fallen tree crashed into her bungalow as winds of up to 70mph hit the region, her son has said.

A “beautiful” seven-year-old Husky dog is looking for someone to give her the permanent new home she deserves.

A driver was arrested for being more than three times over the legal drink-drive limit in a town centre as children were leaving school.

Most Read

A driver was arrested for being more than three times over the legal drink-drive limit in a town centre as children were leaving school.

Read more

A woman is “lucky to be alive” after a fallen tree crashed into her bungalow as winds of up to 70mph hit the region, her son has said.

Read more
London
Yesterday, 13:52

A toddler has been rushed to hospital after a serious crash.

Read more
16:17

Snow could be on its way to Norfolk on Sunday as the temperatures plummet to below freezing overnight.

Read more
West Norfolk

A man has been arrested after driving a stolen tractor through a town centre.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 3°C

min temp: 0°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Thetford and Brandon e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter