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We had got nearer to London & saw another train which came went rather slowly from Wolverhampton & my train went very fast from West on & we saw King Class running to London & it followed our dining car together to London.
We arrived at Paddington at 10 oclock & we had a good journey on the train to London (in) about two hours.
One day we had been through big Box tunnel & I said to Father it is one mile in the Box Tunnel & Father told me one hour in the Box Tunnel & I said to him (don’t be sally!!).
I was so glad that Monica & Marjorie enjoyed themselves on the bristolian to London on Friday night & Marjorie was rather frightened that the Bristolian went very fast.
At Paddington station Father & I walked to the underground & we went on the underground train & it was streamline underground train
to South Kensington.
At South Kensington we walked to the Hotel from the underground & we saw Monica & Marjorie at the Hotel.
At half past eleven Father & Monica & I went to the Oratory early.
Marjorie was one of Joan’s bridesmaids for Joan Grey.
And there were rather lot of people at the church.
At half past eleven Joan’s uncle walked to the church with Joan Grey with four bridesmaids & one little girl.
The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster came up to the altar & married Joan & Alec & now Joan has changed her name to Mrs. Campbell.
We had a rather long service mass for them & the sun was shining a little.
Mr. & Mrs. Campbell walked to sacruty to write their names in the book with Cardinal Archbishop before Mass began.
After Mass Mr. & Mrs. Campbell
Walked very slowly to the front of the Oratory church with one little girl & four bridesmaids.
They looked very beautiful. Joan’s dress was all silver & with some flowers on her head & in her arms.
The bridesmaids looked very pretty wearing white dresses & Marjorie was a bridesmaids & all the people were wearing beautiful dresses & Father & I were in London get up. Some men took dome photos of Joans wedding outside the Oratory.
And they went in the car to Joan’s house & it was far from the church.
Father, Monica, I went in the car & Mary Caramen came in our car to Joan’s house.
We arrived at the house at one oclock.
We shook hands with Mr. & Mrs. Campbell & saw Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster shook hands with Mr. & Mrs. Campbell in the drawing room.
And there were crowds of people all over the other room.
We had champagne for the Wedding & we eat & talked to the people.
I knew some people from Lourdes & Marjorie knew a lot of people.
I saw two men take some photos of Joan’s wedding in the drawing room with floodlight.
We waited for Mr. & Mrs. Campbell to leave for their honeymoon to Belgium. And suddenly we saw Mr. & Mrs. Campbell go quickly their Honeymoon, in the car but we did not see them very well because there were crowds of people rushing to the front door.
And Father & Monica, Marjorie, I went in the Taxi to the Hotel & it was very fine.
We had some tea at the Hotel in the drawing room.
At quarter two four Father & Monica, I went in the car to Paddington again.
We arrived at the Paddington station.
Monica & I went in the Weston train & Father went to Byfleet for one night. We had eight stops to Weston from Paddington & we arrived home by the Taxie at half past seven.
We had a very good time at Joan’s Weddings. But I was so tired because I went to London & back in the day.
Hugh Flemming in front of the Palace Hotel in Torquay
One of the few pictures of the author.
Mr. & Mrs. Alec Campbell were married by the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster on May 7, 1938.
Formerly Joan Grey, she honeymooned in Belgium with her new husband.
Saturday May 7th 1938
Joan Gray’s Wedding Day
On Saturday it was lovely weather in the early morning. And Father & I woke up at 6 oclock in the arly morning.
We drove to the station at quarter to severn & Father & I went in the dining car to have breakfast off to London at quarter past severn. And it was very cold in the early morning.
Arrived Temple Meads at quarter to eight we had very good breakfast in the dining car off to London non stop but it was stop at Bath & Chippenham & it was rather dull weather again.
We had pass through Swindon workshop at quarter two nine went to London again.
Anstey's Cove in 1937
Holiday to Torquay.
Other Entries from Hugh Flemming's Holiday Book
H.M.S. Furious at Navy Week
The Bristolian - Earle of the Powis Number 5056
Bristol to London, 1938
An extraordinary collection of photographs
Fishing Baja 2000
Fishing the Sea of Cortez off Cerralvo Island
U.S. Civil War - 1862
Jessup Pollard, 28th Reg. Massachusetts
Other Entries by Hugh Flemming
One Day Trip to London for Alec Campbell's and Joan Grey's Wedding - May 7, 1938