Search

Lost wedding photo reunited with family

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

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.

0 comments

Other news

Thetford's Forgotten Garden which took part in the Open Gardens Weekend. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Thirty eight gardens of all shapes and sizes took part in this year’s Thetford Open Gardens as the event celebrated its 10th year.

Effie Cole, nine, from Bardwell, has donated almost 10 inches of her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

They say a woman’s hair is her crowning glory, but one young fund-raiser has chosen to donate hers to less fortunate girls.

Picture: James Bass

Thieves have made off with an iMac, laptop and Nikon camera after breaking into a house through a conservatory in Thetford.

Physiotherapist Rosie Tulloch helps a patient with the bed bike at West Suffolk Hospital.

Critical care patients at a Suffolk hospital are now being given a better chance of making a good recovery following the introduction of a specialist ‘bed bike’ which aims to keep joints moving while combatting muscle wastage.

Most Read

Picture: James Bass

Thieves have made off with an iMac, laptop and Nikon camera after breaking into a house through a conservatory in Thetford.

Read more
Thetford
Thetford's Forgotten Garden which took part in the Open Gardens Weekend. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Thirty eight gardens of all shapes and sizes took part in this year’s Thetford Open Gardens as the event celebrated its 10th year.

Read more
Thetford
Residents in a canoe on the flooded Low Road at Scole. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Heavy rain and thunderstorms saw many parts of Norfolk hit by flash floods over the weekend.

Read more
Rescue Service
Yesterday, 16:12
An e-fit likeness of a man police are trying to trace in relation to a reported rape in Brandon.

Detectives investigating a rape in Brandon have carried out more checks in the area a week after the attack happened.

Read more
Physiotherapist Rosie Tulloch helps a patient with the bed bike at West Suffolk Hospital.

Critical care patients at a Suffolk hospital are now being given a better chance of making a good recovery following the introduction of a specialist ‘bed bike’ which aims to keep joints moving while combatting muscle wastage.

Read more
Thetford

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 11°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

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

Newsletter Sign Up