- Wedding of the Year
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- From Guiana Graphic 12 July, 1959
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- Guyana Chronicle
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- This article from the Guiana Graphic of 12 July, 1959 was reprinted in the Guyana Chronicle of 15 February 2009 in the Tales from the morgue feature The article tells of an 'all men Wedding'
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(A look at some of the stories that made the news ‘back-in-the-day’ with Clifford Stanley)
Wedding of the year
ANOTHER strange ‘wedding’ ….an all men affair… sent the down-town Charlestown area into a furore on Friday night as thousands blocked the traffic to get a glimpse of the ‘yellow tie’ men.
The cutting of the three-tier cake was carried out without police intervention, unlike the last time when they were arrested and charged.
The ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ kissed afterwards.
Most of the notable characters, including ‘Anna’, ‘Miss Tiger Bay’, ‘Miss Ann’s Grove’, ‘Miss Bougala’, ‘Lady Cross Street’, ‘Countess of Berbice’, ‘Princess Desiree’, ‘Lady Ivlor’, ‘The Princess Royal of Essequibo’ and ‘Miss Hadfield Street’ were in attendance as bridesmaids.
They displayed the latest fashions in headwear, shoes and dresses, causing spectators to gasp as they wended their way up to the reception hall on Russell Street.
The ‘bride’ wore white chantilly lace over slipper satin.
‘Her’ headdress was a coronet of seed pearls.
‘She’ was bedecked with diamante necklace and earrings to match.
The wedding portrait was taken at Lees Photo Studio of High Street, where mounted Police were called out to control the huge crowd which was gathered there.
Later, two platoons of riot squad men were rushed to the wedding reception area to ease a traffic jam.
(Guiana Graphic: Page One, July 12, 1959)
Editor’s Note: Does anyone know whether any of these ‘girls’ are still alive? If so, do drop us a line.
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