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Golden Wedding celebrations at the Museum of Liverpool

8 June 2015 by Kay

couple by museum display

Cliff and Norma Longfoot in front of Norma’s dress in the Museum of Liverpool

Norma and Cliff Longfoot, along with their son Phillip, paid an extra special visit to the Museum of Liverpool to help celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary – as Norma’s wedding dress on display in The People’s Republic gallery!

The couple were married 50 years ago on 5 June, 1965 at County Road Methodist Church, Walton.

They had met two years earlier at a dance in the Mersey Mission to Seamen.

Cliff, from Peterborough, served in the Royal Navy and received a 48 hour pass to get married. The wedding reception was held at the Co-op Hall, Derby Lane and all of the family helped out with the food.

man in sailor's uniform and woman in wedding dress cutting their wedding cake

Cliff and Norma on their wedding day

Norma bought the stylish lace dress, with short train and three quarter length sleeves, from George Henry Lee, Basnett Street. She said,

“It’s great to see the dress again. It brings back lots of happy memories of the day”.

Norma very kindly donated the wedding dress to National Museums Liverpool in 2006.

To see other beautiful wedding dress in our collections you can buy the book ‘Hitched – Wedding Clothes in National Museums Liverpool’ which explores the development of style in wedding clothes through the years. Every purchase supports our work.

  1. Phil Longfoot says:

    Thank you for taking the photos and including them on the blog. It was a great day for them. Thank you for all of your effort.

  2. Kay says:

    Thanks Phil, it was a pleasure. Glad they enjoyed it.

  3. Britanya says:

    Congratulations Aunty Norma & Uncle Cliff. You both still look as lovely as the day you got married 50 years ago!!! I wish I could have been there as your love is truly an inspiration and worth the celebration!
    Big hugs & love to you both. Miss you tons!!
    ❤️ Xoxo
    – Britanya
    Ps. I adore the dress!! 🙂

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