Wedding photograph of John A DRAKE and Rena E SUTCLIFFE 1928 – are you related?

I have recently found three individual old wedding photograph postcards all of different couples, but they all have useful clues written on the back to help with trying to identify the people in them, which could hopefully lead to them being reunited with a family member.

The second photograph is of a another family group showing the bride and groom, parents, best man and bridesmaid, as below:

DRAKE Wedding Photo 1928

On the reverse is written lots of information including Uncle Tony and Aunt Rena’s wedding 1st September 1928 – other names include Lesley THOMSON and Tony and Hugh DRAKE, again as below:

DRAKE Wedding Photo 1928 reverse

Using Tony DRAKE as the possible surname of the Bridegroom on a quick check of marriage registrations on the internet I found that John A DRAKE married Rena E SUTCLIFFE  in the September quarter of 1928 in the Bradford  Registration District in Yorkshire.

Another online search produced the marriage entry for Rena E SUTCLIFFE aged 27 on 1st September 1928 to John Anthony DRAKE aged 27 in Great Horton in Yorkshire – Rena’s father is named as John William SUTCLIFFE and John’s as Albert DRAKE, as below:

DRAKE Wedding certificate

Source Citation: West Yorkshire Archive Service; Leeds, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records Source Information: West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935

Do you have a connection to the DRAKE or SUTCLIFFE families as it would be wonderful to reunite this lovely old family photograph with a relative if possible.

Simon LAST


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