FORBES, MRS
Neg. No: (SF) G 8283
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 10-4-1923

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Subject: The marriage of Captain Alistair Richardson, 1st King's Dragoon Guards to Miss Forbes of Callendar. (Wedding group).

Sitters left to right:

Front row:

(Child train-bearer, cousin of the bride) Miss Catherine Geraldine Hotham later Lady Guest (1915- ); m. (1941) Baron Guest, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

2nd row:

(Bridesmaid) Miss Cristal (Guina Lucy) Jervis, later Mrs G. H. Macnab (1906- ); dau of Lt. Col. Hon. St. Leger Henry Jervis; m. 1stly (1927) Brig. Thomas James Bolle Bosvile; m. 2ndly (1946) George Henderson Macnab.
   
(Bridesmaid, cousin of the bride) Miss Dorothy (Jean) Hotham, later Countess of Donoughmore (1906- ); M.B.E. 1947; Vice-President, London Branch, British Red Cross Society; m. (1925) 7th Earl of Donoughmore.
   

(Bridesmaid, sister of the bride) Miss Margaret (Lilian May) Forbes, later Mrs James Tylden (1900-1966); 2nd daughter of Charles William Forbes, 4th of Callendar; m. (1931) (as 2nd wife) Captain James ('Bunny') Tylden.

   
(Bride) Mrs Alistair Richardson, née Marion (Edith Georgina) Forbes (1898- );(1). eldest daughter of Charles William Forbes, 4th of Callendar; m. (1923) (as first wife) Captain Alistair Richardson (div. 1932).
   
(Bridesmaid, sister of the bride) Miss Louisa (Mary Dorothy Charlotte) Forbes, Mrs David Landale (1904-1956); 4th dau of Charles William Forbes, 4th of Callendar; m. (1929) David ('Taffy') Landale, Chairman of Jardine Mathieson.
   
(Bridesmaid) Miss Grisel Magdalen Agnes Davies (1897- ); only daughter of General Sir Francis John Davies, C-in-C, Scottish Command 1919-1923.
   
(Bridesmaid) Miss Audrey Palmer (1898-1991); V.A.D. nurse; youngest dau of Sir Alfred Palmer, 3rd Bt., High Sheriff of Durham, and Ellen née Young.
   

 

 

Back row:

(Bride's father) Charles William Forbes, 4th of Callendar (1871-1948).
   
(Bridesmaid) Miss Myrtle Campbell, later Mrs Robin Fender (d. 1991); daughter of Col. Kenneth Campbell; m. Robin Fender.
   
(Best man) Lieutenant Leslie Waggett M.C., King's Dragoon Guards.
   
(Bridegroom) Captain, later Major Alistair Richardson (d. 1956); King's Dragoon Guards; son of Col. Edwin Hautonville Richardson
   

(Bridesmaid) Muriel Charlie, Miss Dundas of Dundas, later Mrs John Henry Jauncy (1898- ); eldest daughter of Charles Hope Dundas, 26th Chief of Dundas; m. (1923) Lieut-Commander John Henry Jauncy RN. 

   
{Groom's father ?]

Date: Tuesday, 10 April 1923.

Location: Drawing-Room, Callendar House, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. footnote

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: (Bride) Wedding dress of white satin marocain, trimmed with silver bullion lace; train of antique Limerick lace,(2) lined with silver tissue, edged with orange blossom and fastened at the shoulders with two diamond brooches; veil of silver tulle; bouquet of Madonna lilies. (Bridemaids) Dresses of hydrangea-mauve marocain, embroidered in silver; headdresses of silver leaves; bouquets of white narcissi, tied with silver ribbon. (Train-bearer) Dress of old lace, lined with silver tissue, with silver sash.

Costume Supplier: -

Jewellery: (Bride) Diamond regimental badge, pearl necklace, diamond brooches.

Orders, Decorations and Medals: (Lt. Leslie Waggett) Military Cross; 1914-1915 star; British War Medal 1914-1920; Allied Victory Medal 1914-1919; India General Service Medal with bar: Afghanistan NWF 1919. (Captain Richardson) 1914-1915 star; British War Medal 1914-1920; Allied Victory Medal 1914-1919; India General Service Medal 1908-1935 with bar: Afghanistan NWF 1919.

Furniture & Props: -

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 11-21 Gordon Street, Glasgow.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: -

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Landed Gentry; Burke's Peerage.

Occasion: The Times, 11 April 1923, p 15d; Scots Pictorial, 21 April 1923, p. 377-8 CK AGAIN

Location: (Article on Callendar House) Scots Pictorial, 1 & 15 January 1921.

Costume: (Bride, bridesmaids & train-bearer) The Times, 11 April 1923, p 15d; Scots Pictorial, 21 April 1923, p. 377-8 CK AGAIN; The Falkirk Herald, 14 April 1923, p 7.

Costume Supplier: -

Jewellery: The Times, 11 April 1923, p 15d; Scots Pictorial, 21 April 1923, p. 377-8 CK AGAIN; The Falkirk Herald, 14 April 1923, p 7.

Reproduced: (Versions) Scots Pictorial, 21 April 1923, p. 377-8 CK AGAIN

Acknowledgements: (Research) Julia Craig-Harvey. (Biog) Miss Gloria Richardson; Lady Guest, née Hotham; Lady Howard of Penrith, née Hotham.

Callendar House is now the Falkirk Museum

1. '...who had the distinction of being the youngest Red Cross nurse in Scotland during the war...'

(Scots Pictorial, 21 April 1923, pp 377-8. CK)

2. 'Her train of old Limerick lace,...worn by her ancestress, Lady Purves of Marchmont, in 1775...'

(Scots Pictorial, 21 April 1923, pp 377-8 CK )