Wedding of Sir John's daughter, Margery, at Earlscliffe 7th July 1933
The wedding is that of John M. Radcliffe of Weybridge, Surrey, to Margery, third daughter of Sir John and Lady Lumsden. The service was at Howth Church at 2.30 that day (taken from the announcement in the Irish Times, June 17th 1933)
The following is the description of the wedding reported in the Irish Times on July 8th 1933.
[As an aside, almost exactly 53 years later in July 1986, the current occupants of Earlscliffe, Karen and David Foley, were married in Howth, and had their reception at Earlscliffe!]
The names and descriptions below are from Margery Stratton. Margery's father was Sir John Lumsden's son, John Fitzhardinge Lumsden who was born June 11, 1897. Margery was born and brought up in the US, but came to stay at Earlscliffe in 1935.
Wedding of John Radcliffe and Margery Lumsden
Leslie Lumsden Elkington, Edith Boxwell, Gage Green (I believe he took all those lovely scenes of Earlscliff, the lighthouse etc.) Granny Lumsden, Margery, John Radcliffe, Betty Lumsden, Norah and Douglas Latta
Betty Lumsden, Sir John, (Grandpa), Margery, John and Lady Lumsden (Granny)
Granny, Margery, Norah and Nancy Lumsden Story
To the right of Margery and John are Nancy and her husband George Story and Granny
Betty, George Story, Nancy, Leslie Lumsden Elkington, Douglas Latta behind Granny, Margery, John, Grandpa and Norah Lumsden Latta
Note: George was killed while on the Mediterranean heading for Tobruk by a German Fighter plane.
© Irish Times, August 2 1941.