On 23rd March 1957 at St James’ Church, Badsey, 24-year-old Laurence Anthony Dean Collins (known as Tony) of Evesham married 22-year-old Doreen Elizabeth New. A report of the wedding appeared in The Evesham Standard.
Doreen was born at Badsey, the second of three children of Richard Lot New, a market gardener, and his wife, Evelyn Mary (née Cockerton).
Standing left to right: Unknown; Sheila Bonehill (bride’s second cousin); Michael Collins (groom’s brother); Margaret (Geeta) Collins (groom’s sister); Tony Collins (groom); Doreen New (bride); Gillian Stephens (bride’s sister); Arthur Howard Shooter (bride’s step-father); Pamela Owens (bride’s second cousin).
Seated left to right: Charlotte Collins (groom’s mother); Evelyn Mary Shooter (bride’s mother).