Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Herry's Wedding to Prue in Sydney 1971

Herry and Prue's Wedding

Herry and Prue Watson married on 18th December 1971 at St Peter's, Watson's Bay, Sydney, with the reception held at Somerset, Prue's home in Vaucluse. Prue was given away by her father, Mel. Nick Duke was my best man, and Peter Crittle (Prue's brother in law) gave the toast to the bridesmaids - a virtuoso speech which had the company in fits of laughter. Herry's parents came out from England for the wedding, taking the 'Galileo' from Genoa to Melbourne and then flying up. Others from England included Charlie and Lucie Skipwith, who were then running a restaurant in Melbourne, and Frances Duke (then married to Arthur Johnson).

The honeymoon was spent at Mel's house on the beach at Surfers' Paradise (long ago sold for development) and later at Castaway Island, Fiji and Hawaii (where Herry left his new Guccis outside their room to be cleaned (as was common in Europe) and they naturally disappeared....

Click the heading for more photos from the wedding
Click here for photos of Prue when she was single in the late 60s and early 70s, mostly in Europe

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