Saturday, February 13, 2016

Family life: My parents’ Anglo-Indian wedding, The Clapping Song by the Belle Stars, and chocolatey carrot sticks

Snapshot: My parents’ Anglo-Indian wedding

This photograph of my parents’ wedding only came to light after my last surviving aunt (not seen here) died and a cousin was sorting out old albums. My parents – Ida Copland and Hem Gupta, holding hands and wearing button holes – were married in March 1946. They met at work in London hospitals during the war; in classic style, he was a doctor and she was a nurse.
My mother used to say that so many nurses and doctors were on the hospital roofs, supposedly fire watching, she was surprised that London did not burn down!

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