Glimpse the past through old images of Knightsbridge, in the City of Westminster, London.
Society Weddings 1937
On 20th July 1937, Mr Vernon Harington (Major Edward Henry Vernon Harington) and Miss Mary Egerton (Mary Elizabeth Egerton) got married at Holy Trinity Church.
Guests included the dog called Mrs Bonzo, and two of the bridgesmaids were nieces of Elizabeth, Queen to the recently crowned King George VI.
Sadly, they divorced in 1949 after having two children, Veronica and Victoria.
Vernon Harington then married Mary Johanna Jean Cox, with whom he had two children in the 1950s, Marie and Susan.
It’s a shame that we don’t know who the society wedding was for. But some local people have stopped to watch the events recorded in this silent footage.
Knightsbridge Wedding (1937) – British Pathé on YouTube
Knightsbridge Barracks 1956
This 1956 newsreel visited the Household Cavalry, based at Knightsbridge Barracks.
The tailor and armourer are seen at work, and we also see men organising items in the Stores.
Guard’s Uniform And Barracks Aka Household Cavalry (1956) – British Pathé on YouTube
School for Gamblers 1965
Mr. Woolfe Bednash teaches a group of people how to play “Chemin de Fer” at the Knightsbridge Sporting Club in 1937.
School For Gamblers In Knightsbridge (1965) – British Pathé on YouTube