"I was born in Husborne Crawley in 1944 and lived at 10 Horsepool Lane until 1963 when I married at the age of 19 and moved with my husband to Woburn Sands.
|On our wedding day, I remember being so pleased with the way everything had gone. I had four bridesmaids and we all wore matching outfits. I bought the material from Rowland Fabrics in Woburn Sands. The material cost me £5.00 and the bridesmaids' dresses cost £2.50 each. My dress was made of heavy white brocade and I wore a diamante and pearl coronet. My bouquet was made of red rose buds.
I was taken to the church in a Philip Sibley taxi. I reckon every bride there's ever been in Husborne Crawley was taken to church in a Sibley taxi. I remember too there being lots of well-wishers outside the church. You knew everyone in the village then and so everyone would want to come to either your home or the church to watch and wave and wish you well.
We had 80 guests at our wedding, which was too many for the Reading Room, so instead we had our Reception in the Parish Hall in Aspely Guise. My mother put a lot towards the Reception. She had been saving her Co-Op Divi's for 25 years and cashed in the whole lot in one go to put towards the cost of the Reception.
We were married by Mr Bache and for our honeymoon we had our first ever trip to London and stayed two nights at a posh hotel. It cost us £11.00. We've still got the receipt!"