Diamond Wedding Day

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  1. 1 Sheila Johnson March 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    The anniversary was reported in local newspapers in Nov & Dec 1934, they were married in Burrington 60 years before and were life long residents of Blagdon. Mr Filer had been a champion hedger and ditcher, for many years he worked in the gardens at Nordrach Sanatorium, and also on the Coombe Lodge estate. As a boy he worked in the lead mindries at Charterhouse for 4d a day and walked 8 miles a day to and from his work. Mrs Filer recalled when Blagdon was a centre for the cottage industry of shirt making and she is still a skilled needlewoman. The couple received many messages of congratulations, including a message from Buckingham Palace, and gifts included seven diamond wedding cakes!


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