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Place: Tansley, Matlock
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Date: 19 May 1914
Description/Historical Information: Aaron's Return with his bride.
Aaron Rodgers a grocer, who was aged 85, married Mrs Laura Elizabeth Wray [a pensioner] at Holy Trinity. She had been selected from amongst several applicants. The marriage caused some comment. In an attempt to stop the marriage from taking place Charles Frederick White wrote a letter of to the Salvation Army, also published in the Derby paper, asking them to intervene. Photographers were plentiful on the day, but the groom threw stones at them! A month after the wedding it was reported that the bride had boarded the London bound train and would not be returning to Tansley.
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