Can you solve the mystery of the wedding photographs?

Mystery: Do these wedding photographs belong to you?

Mystery: Do these wedding photographs belong to you?

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Can anyone shed any light on a mystery that was came to Flashback’s attention recently?

Marie Baxter from Chorley brought some wedding photographs into the office asking for our help in locating their rightful owner.

Mystery: Do these wedding photographs belong to you?

Mystery: Do these wedding photographs belong to you?

Marie explained: “I found the photographs amongst my mother-in-law, Edith Baxter’s belongings. “She died about 18 months ago. I know that they had come into her possession after the death of one of her neighbours, a lady called Kath Cole, who also lived on Wigan Road in Chorley.”

Although Marie does not know the identity of the bride and groom, she did recognise one couple who appeared in a group photograph thought to be the groom’s family. On the left of the group was a lady called Margie Malley and at the other end of the row was her husband, Jack Malley.

Marie told me: “This couple used to deliver fruit and vegetables in Chorley with a horse and cart. One of their horses was called Star. They later progressed to an open-sided van in the 1940s and 1950s. After that they had a sweet shop and small cafe in Livesey Street in the 1950s and early 1960s.”

There are four photographs in total, two of the bride and groom and two groups.

They were taken by Eric Thursby Ltd of Crompton Street in Wigan outside St Mary’s RC Church, Chorley.

They are in immaculate condition and Marie wondered whether they were the property of a family member or guest at the wedding.

How they turned up in a house in Wigan Road is a mystery but Marie is hoping to reunite them with the family whose memories they capture.

You can contact her through the Guardian if you can help solve this puzzle.

Call 01257 264911 or email christopher.maguire@lep.co.uk