© National Portrait Gallery, London
Douglas Illingworth; Winifred Radford
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vintage bromide print, 12 April 1920
7 1/2 in. x 5 3/8 in. (191 mm x 137 mm)
Given by Sidney Buckland, 2001
At the age of 18 Winifred Radford married Major Douglas Illingworth at St Margaret's Church, Westminster. The ceremony was performed by Reverend F. W. Westlake. The bride was given away by her father and she wore a gown of white stain beauté, embroidered in silver and diamanté and a long tulle veil bordered with lace. This photograph was taken on their wedding day.
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