Featuring perhaps one of the most moving onscreen kisses of all time, this beautifully captured film of a wedding party is given especial poignancy by its wartime context. Charles Ronald Holmes married Edith Frances Burgess on the 8th July 1944 at St Andrew’s Church in Kingsbury, Brent; the groom was from Harlesden and the bride from Wembley. Charles was in the training department of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, which made training films, and it seems likely that one of his colleagues is behind the camera especially as this seems very much a ‘works do’, with nearly all the guests in uniform.
It is wonderful to be given a glimpse of such radiant happiness from so many years ago, and we are grateful to the couple’s niece, Thelma Broadhead, for donating this film to Brent Archives and allowing it be shared.
This film is from Brent Museum and Archives. For the full catalogue record of LSA/21955 visit www.londonsscreenarchives.org.uk