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Wedding 1940

Wedding 1940
Ernie Bird and his new wife Annie (née Ashcroft)
with bridesmaid Diana Watson-Cook (later Diana Spalton)

Wedding 1940

Back row - Mrs. Fuller; Ivy Graveling; Ernie Bird; Mrs. Joan Watson-Cook; Rev. A. M. Auden
Front row - David Watson-Cook; Diana Watson-Cook; Annie Bird; John Craske; unknown

The Watson-Cook family lived at Brownwood.
Mrs. Fuller lived on Marlpit Lane in what is now Tinker's Cottage.
Ivy Graveling was a live-in domestic help at Brownwood, originally from Foulsham.
The bride Annie (née Ashcroft) was also a domestic help at Brownwood, originally from Lancashire.
John Craske was staying at Hempstead Lodge.

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