dylan thomas in cornwall - The wedding
In her memoir, Life with Dylan Thomas, published in 1986, Caitlin described the wedding:
On my wedding day I wore a simple little blue cotton dress and no hat. Dylan wore his usual corduroy trousers, tweed jacket, check shirt and no tie. We had quite a lot to drink before we went down to the Penzance Register Office for the ceremony….Dylan was very romantic. Without telling me, he had gone off to Penzance and bought two little Cornish silver rings for about six shillings each, and we went through a ceremony of exchanging them.
The story goes that caitlin's blue dress was made out of a pair of curtains from the Oriental Cottage in Lamorna Cove where they were staying just before the wedding.
At the time Penzance Registry Office was located at Phoenix House, now a private residence (below right). There is a plaque on the building commemorating the occasion (below left).
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