RE the articles in The Bugle (July 17 and July 31 editions) about the cost of wedding and engagement rings, I think I can beat the diamond wedding couple.
Though it was in 1941/1946, so I have a head start.
My engagement ring was £5 from Griffiths the jeweller in Cradley Heath.
My wedding ring (22ct which was getting scarce) was also £5 from Samuel's, the jewellers, in West Bromwich.
The reception cost 2/6 (12½p) per head for about 24 people.
The honeymoon at Aberystwyth was paid for by my new husband and I can't remember the cost.
Mrs E. Cartwright,
41 Ham Lane,
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