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Neg. No: (SF) L 131066
Neg. Size: 8½" x 6½"
Neg. Date: 27-10-1927

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Subject: Mr and Mrs J. Derrick Hignett, wedding portrait.

Mr and Mrs J. Derrick Hignett, wedding portrait.


(The Bridegroom) J. Derrick Hignett ( ); 10th Royal Hussars; elder son of J.S. Hignett of Holly Bush Hall, Newborough, Burton-on-Trent.

(The Bride) Mrs J. Derrick Hignett, née Gwendolin Manners ( ); only child of Ernest John Manners of The Old Hall, Netherseale, Burton-on-Trent and Dove Cottage, Alstonfield, Derbyshire, Director of Bass, Ratcliffe & Gretton Ltd. and Worthington & Co. Ltd.; m. (1927) J. Derrick Hignett.

Date: 27 October 1927.

Occasion: The marriage, 27 October 1927, at St. George's Church, Hanover Square, London.

Location: Claridge's Hotel [place of the wedding reception].

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Wedding dress:

"...picture frock of ivory chiffon, fashioned with a tight-fitting bodice and long, flowing sleeves, scalloped with pearls to match similar embroidery on the ankle-length, gathered skirt. A gridle of pearls, ending in a long end in front, ornamented the gown, and her full Court train, also of ivory chiffon and mounted on white net, was scalloped with a triple row of pearls and ornamented at the foot with a tru-lover's knot of orange blossoms. Her veil of Brussels net was caught to her hair by a triple bandeau of pearls, with orange blossoms at the side, and she carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley, tied with silver-tissue ribbons" (The Morning Post, 28 October 1927, p 7d).

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No of relative negatives: 4.


Mr and Mrs J. Derrick Hignett, wedding portrait.



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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: -

Occasion: The Morning Post, 28 October 1927, p 7d; Eve, 16 November 1927, p 410.

Costume: The Morning Post, 28 October 1927, p 7d.

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Reproduced: (version) Eve, 16 November 1927, p 410.

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