Docking Weddings

A marriage made in Docking

Docking Heritage Group would like to expand its collection of wedding photographs.

They are of great interest to family history researchers as they’re often the only time a family group is captured all together. These pictures can then be of help when trying to establish family connections.

They are also of interest to historians, giving a snapshot of customs and fashions of the time.

The wedding of Fredrick Dyke and Rachael Elvertine Smith. Dec 28th 1898

The oldest dated photograph we have so far, is the one shown above from 1898.



Wedding of Harry Bray and Nancy Medler. Jan 6th 1951



Its also nice to have a story behind each photograph. This picture is of Harry Bray and Nancy Medler. They were married at St Marys church Docking on January 6th 1951 at 3pm with the reception being held in the Oddfellows hall, also in Docking. They then went to live at 10 Carr Terrace, Docking.

Harry worked as a farm labourer at Grove farm Docking and Nancy worked as a housekeeper at Sunderland house Docking.

Although they left the village in 1953 they always considered Docking to be their home.






Robert Heathwaite and Maggie Boyden. June 1931

David and Rosemary Playford

Roland and Mavis Axman

The photographs both above and below represent are a small selection from our archive. We are of course keen to add more pictures to these. If you have any photographs of your own or a relations wedding that you would allow us to add to our collection, please let us know.

Mr and Mrs Grimes

George and Hilda Futter

Walter and Shirley Webb

Bert and Chrissie Curl