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A Portslade wedding

The wedding here took place 60 years ago in Portslade; sorry but I can’t remember the name of the church. The bride is Maud Roser, who died earlier this year and the groom is Donald Shoveler, also sadly deceased.

The Roser family were from East Street, off North Street in Portslade. I am the little chap, about three years old, in the bottom left of the photograph. Also in the group are some of the Cheal family, as is Betty Morely, another follower of this site from Australia.

The wedding of Maud Roser and Donald Shoveler
From the private collection of Eddie McCabe

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  • Hello Eddie. This is Pat. I am writing to you on behalf of Beryl as she is having trouble with her computer. We both thank you for putting the photo on line and are looking forward to seeing some more. Beryl also asks which one is June and John as we could not see them. We did see our sister Joan -she is on the side, also we found your grandmother Mrs Roser. I think the church is the Baptist church in North Street. I hope everyone is well at home and yourself. Hope to hear from you again

    By Pat Finneran (06/11/2009)
  • Hi Pat. I don’t think John or June are there, June is alive and in Hove, John died many years ago, the rest of us are OK as I hope you are.  Thank you for the church position. Photo of the coronation will follow soon.

    By Eddie McCabe (12/11/2009)
  • Hi Eddie. Sorry I have not answered before but I have had some problems.  Thank you for the photo – I see my sister is in it and saw a few others.

    By Beryl (16/11/2009)
  • Hi, My father was William John Lea and was born in Portslade 1938 his parents split when he was about 7 after his dad returned from the middle east after the war. last he knew his mom was Shoveler and moved to Australia does anyone know of any connection here?

    By David Lea (21/02/2023)

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