Old Photos of Witham

Glover’s Motors, 155 Newland Street, wedding cars {same as M1097]

Taken: 29 July 1913, Ref: M3081

Glover’s Motors, 155 Newland Street, wedding cars.
(West End garage). It is said that this was the occasion when seventy cars were assembled for the wedding at Wickham Bishops of Mr G Duncan Rowe, a London millionaire, and Miss Frances Mary (Molly) Allen, daughter of the Revd. William Allen, rector of Wickham Bishops

The cars took the 250 guests from the church to the reception at High Hall. The leading car is a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. The car on the left (F1494) is a 14-20 h.p. Renault, 15 cwt, with a green ‘tonneau’ body; in 1906 Glovers had bought it for “use as a public conveyance” from Collingwood Hope of Crix, in Hatfield Peverel (he had been its first registered owner in 1905) (information from ERO C/DF 11/1).

RefM3081
Date taken29 July 1913
SourceKim Harvey, grandson of Joe Glover.
Posted on Full size 2560 × 2188

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