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60th Wedding Anniversary

August 12, 2012

My parents THOMAS LLOYD JONES   and EUNICE JOY MORRISON recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  They were married at Wesley Church in Shepparton on 05 July 1952.

My father was a star footballer for one of the local football teams, Shepparton United, and of course, he had a match to play on his wedding day. The wedding was held in the middle of the day, with Dad’s team-mates as  part of the wedding party. After the wedding, the boys went off and played their match. Unfortunately they lost. I’m not sure if Mum watched that match. Writing this reminds me that I must ask her. Dad describes the wedding as one of the big social events in the town, with the traffic coming to a stop to allow the wedding car to pass through.

I have many photo clippings from the Shepparton News describing the wedding and the football match. There were quite a few reports in both the social pages and the sports pages.

Two of them are transcribed below as the copies I have are not in good condition

From THE SHEPPARTON NEWS

“His Big Day Out: United defender TOMMY JONES had a big programme on Saturday when after his wedding that morning, he had a torrid afternoon against the Shepparton blitz

“Attending the JONES-MORRISON wedding on Saturday, Mrs. DeTracy was well turned out in a junior blue suit and accessoreies, her ingenious double brimmed beret having white polka dots and twisted junior blue cord. She wore white gardenias in her lapel. Mrs. Woodhouse wore a blue hat with her grey suit. Mrs. Pat O’Brien wore tan accessories with her bisuit suit. Mrs. Walter Byrne, of Williamstown, was in a junior blue suit, with brilliant contrasting colour of yellow in her blouse, and carnation on her lapel.  Mrs. Gwen Pick wore a handsome tan coat with tan accessories. Mrs. Walker’s forest green coat and tan accessories were worn with creme and yellow roses. Mrs. Sly chose a soft tailored fawn suit, tan accessories, and dress spray of pink carnations.

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3 Comments
  1. Phil permalink

    Absolutely Fab story – & congrats to your parents – what a good start to a great marriage. So many Lloyd Jones, was it in memory of Lloyd George originally or was it a Family name predating it pls?

  2. Linda permalink

    Congratulations to your parents on such an anniversary. What a wonderful and busy day it must have been for them!

    I noticed that one of the guests was a Mrs DeTracy. I have a photograph of a man named Thomas De Tracy. Thomas is in no way related to our family, perhaps a friend of my mother in law, I’m not sure how it came into our possession. Thomas Tracey or De Tracey was a member of the Salvation Army, and the photo was taken in Ararat VIC. If you know any one from this family… if it’s the same family, I’d be very happy to pass it on the the rightful owner

    • Thanks for your kind offer to pass the photo on Linda. I have checked with Mum, as it’s a name I haven’t heard her mentioned. The lady at the wedding was a distant friend, and Mum doesn’t know anything
      of the family at all. Perhaps if you were to contact the Salvation Army museum in Burke St Melbourne, they may have information.

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