Mys­tery of the float­ing wed­ding al­bum ex­plained

Oc­to­ber 1986

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

A WED­DING al­bum found sod­den on a Bray road­side af­ter the re­cent dev­as­tat­ing floods was re­united with its owner this week.

The suc­cess­ful repa­tri­a­tion took place af­ter the al­bum’s de­lighted owner, Mrs Geral­dine Robin­son, spot­ted a photo of the bride pub­lished in the Bray Peo­ple. Mrs Robin­son, who lives on Ardee Street, said this week that she was as­tounded to see the pic­ture in the pa­per.

The bride fea­tured in our pic­ture is Mrs Robin­son’s cousin, Jac­inta Bennett, who mar­ried a Swede, Roger Teg­man, five years ago.

Af­ter much Bray Peo­ple de­tec­tive work we fig­ured that the mar­riage cer­e­mony took place in Bri­tain. How­ever, our guess was over 6,000 miles out!

It tran­spires that the wed­ding took place in an Evan­gel­i­cal Church in Seat­tle on the west­ern coast of the United States,

Mrs Robin­son, whose Ardee Street home was de­stroyed in the floods, said she was dumb­founded when she saw the pic­ture of her Amer­i­can cousin in the pa­per. ‘I haven’t been able to make a com­plete list of ev­ery­thing that was lost so I didn’t even re­alise that the al­bum was miss­ing,’ she said. The most sur­pris­ing thing in the whole in­ci­dent was how the al­bum found its way from a drawer in Mrs Robin­son’s sit­ting room to a gut­ter on the Up­per Dar­gle Road.

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