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Mystery wedding anniversary picture

1960's possibly. Can anyone add the names for the people in this wedding anniversary photograph? The lady on the right end is Lizzie Cooper, who lived at 11 Bridge Street Wynd and died in 1974.
Picture added on 24 May 2013 at 16:28
Oops! Lizzie Cooper is on the left hand end of the photo, not the right.
Added by Kathleen Keldie on 25 May 2013
The lady second on the right is the late Mrs Graham (I think!)with her daughter (3rd on right). They resided in the house which became Wattie Lobban's butcher shop in Victoria Street, Kirkwall.
Added by Lex Craigie on 01 June 2013
Could the lady 4th from the LEFT of the picture be the late Mrs. Maggie Lizzie Moodie of Albert St. and earlier from Rusness, Sanday?
Added by Jim G. on 18 June 2013
I don't know if the lady in question is a Mrs Moodie but Lizzie Cooper's mother was Betsy Moodie so perhaps there might be a connection.
Anonymous comment added on 03 July 2013
The Mrs. Moodie I think it might be had no family.
Added by Jim G. on 13 July 2013
Hi Lex but I think you have it wrong on thinking the lady 2nd from right is Mrs Graham. The lady is Mrs Kelday and though she owned the house at 22 Victoria St which became Wattie Lobban's shop in the late '50's it was her sister Miss Matches who lived in the house and rented a spare upstairs room to Miss K Twatt during the week. Miss Twatt would go home to Upper Scapa at weekends. Mrs Kelday lived in a house off the back lane that led from Mill St. to KGS boys playground. You may recall I stayed with my Grandmother at 21 Victoria St just across the street so I have lots of memories of that area.
Added by David Partner on 24 July 2013
Thanks David, you can always be relied upon! Mrs. Graham lived in Glasgow and she was a sister of Mrs Kelday.
Added by Lex Craigie on 30 July 2013
Thanks David, that's really interesting. Lizzie Cooper and Alice Matches were neighbours and best friends from schooldays. As far as I know there were 7 Matches sisters - Mary (Mrs Alexander Lamb), Margaret(Mrs James Scollay), Alice (Mrs Thomas Keldie), and Edith (Mrs William Norquoy). I don't know about Isabella,Ina and Matilda but one would have been the Miss Matches of 22 Victoria Street. Maybe the anniversary is for one of the sisters.
Added by Kathleen Keldie on 05 August 2013
I am wrong and Mary Matches, Tankerness was not married to Alexander Wood. There is a monumental inscription to her and her parents in St Andrews Cemetery.
Added by Kathleen Keldie on 05 August 2013
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