Tales from the Belle Vue Studio

Maria and Duncan

Maria and Duncan

Maria and Duncan visited us at the museum in November 2019 to let us know they’d recognised themselves online and still had prints of their own.

Later Maria wrote: “Our wedding took place at the Ukrainian church in Wilmer Road, Manningham and we stopped at the photographic studio on our way to the reception held at the Ukrainian club in Claremont near the University. The studio had been booked in advance.
I remember that we were unable to go inside the studio straight away as the door was locked and so we waited on the pavement until the photographer let us in. The actual session didn’t take long, but we were warned to keep very still – hence the stilted appearance!”