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Description: Selection of Winifred Hopkin's photographs from 1940s
Collection: 1948 Olympics: Then & Now
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Winifred got married in 1948 and says it took ingenuity to make it happen in the days of rationing. She had a three-tier fruit wedding cake with the icing made from 35 eggs. She managed to get this through an engineering friend of her father, who had a background in cake decorating. When the wedding day came, the happy couple didn’t cut the cake but instead untied a ribbon around one section.

Winifred also had to borrow her veil from her sister, which had been used twice before her. The wedding day was very windy and, so the photographer could take some photographs out side the church, Winifred had to sit on her veil to stop it blowing about. She was married in St Teresa’s church and had the reception at Seacroft Hall. She carried a huge bouquet of red roses.

 Winifred’s mother had the huge job of organising the catering for 100 guests. Everything was homemade, including the bread. Her uncle was a farmer and so provided the butter and her new husband was a butcher, so borrowed a bacon slicer to carve up the ham for their meal. For dessert, the wedding party had a great big trifle.


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Description: Video interview with Winifred Hopkins
Collection: 1948 Olympics: Then & Now
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