Memories of a Wartime Wedding and Honeymoon

If you wanted early morning tea it was 6d (2.5p) per person and if you had meals served in your bedroom it was an extra 1/- (5p).

Photograph of a wartime wedding

Wartime Wedding

I got married during the Second World War, which was very different to a wedding today.  My husband wore his air force uniform and I had a beautiful long dress.  Afterwards, we had a short honeymoon in Bridlington.  I’ve still got the brochure from the hotel that we stayed in, Heatherlands Private Hotel.  The rooms had different prices, depending on where they were in the hotel.  First and second floor front were £1 guinea (£1.10p) per person per day, first and second floor back rooms were 20/- (£1) per day.  Rooms on the third floor were 18/6d (92.5p).

If you wanted early morning tea it was 6d (2.5p) per person and if you had meals served in your bedroom it was an extra 1/- (5p).  If you brought visitors in for lunch, tea or dinner the prices were 4/- (20p), 1/6d (7.5p) and 5/- (25p).

At that time you needed an identity card to prove who you were and I’ve kept mine all these years.

Photograph of a Coronation party 1953

Coronation Party 1953

I also found a picture of the street party we had for the Queen’s coronation in 1953.

That was a wonderful day.

 

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