Denton and Bennett Wedding; 21-37


Denton and Bennett Wedding

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Lloyd Bennett and Laura Bennett nee Denton married on 1st June 1942.

They lived at Wellsford. The Reid Family lived close by.
Comment by Elva Reid,
"When i announced my engagement just after the war, we still had clothing coupons and very limited material options. Laura Bennett nee Denton, who married Lloyd Bennett in Whangarei a few years before and lived near me, offered to sell her wedding dress so I paid a few pounds for it. A neighbour altered it slightly. I hired a veil from Auckland and wore it for my wedding.

My daughter, Raewyn Lou Reid married Neil John Torrie at Mangawhai on 14th December 1991 and wore my wedding dress for their wedding ceremony."

Mangawhai Museum has photographs of the three brides wearing the same wedding dress in the Photograph Collection.
See 17-153 to 17 158, 21-37, 21-38.
The wedding dress has also been donated. See 17-228.

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