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1954 - A Rugby Wedding for the Peart Family

What we know about this image :

Over 1000 people crowded into Grange Road in July 1954 to see Scotland Rugby Captain William Irving Douglas Elliott leaving the St Paul's Church with his new bride Miss Eileen Peart of Stanhope Avenue.

Notice that the trolley bus lines had been removed but the poles remained as at the time they also held street lighting.

W.I.D.(Dougie) Elliott, was a member of Edinburgh Academicals club and played for Scotland on 29 occasions in addition to appearing for the Barbarians. His brother in law Tony Peart (T.G. A. H. Peart) also played International Rugby for England and had over 40 caps for Durham County. He had followed his brother John Peart (J.H. Peart) iino the County XV, John played on 8 occasions for the Durham side.

Date (of image) : 3/7/1954

Donor : Hartlepool Museum Service

Creator : Hartlepool Mail


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