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Janice Gear


Getting married in Burngreave, 1966

Black and white photograph of Janice and Tony Gear with their wedding cake, 1966.
Janice and Tony cutting the cake at their reception . Note the Heinz salad cream bottle in the photograph, on the table to the left, to accompany the ham salad reception. © Janice Gear

Black and white wedding photograph of Janice and Tony Gear, 1966.
Janice and Tony leaving the church after their wedding. © Janice Gear

Tony and I got married on the first of October, 1966 at Andover Street Methodist Church. We had our wedding reception in the school room at the church. I had wanted to make my own wedding dress but my mother wouldn't let me. So the local dressmaker made it, putting a bow on the back. She said that the back was what most people saw of the bride. My long veil was inspired by 'The Sound of Music' (and I would have liked to have The Sound of Music wedding march played, but it wasn't done then!). I had a bouquet of deep pink roses. It was October and the wind was blowing as we stepped out of the church! We went to Heysham for our honeymoon.

Extract from an interview with Janice Gear, September 2006