JOY LINTON and GERRY COLLINS

were married 0n 29 August, 1954 at Great Portland Street Synagogue, W1 and held their reception at the Doric Ballrooms in Brewer Street. Joy’s wedding dress was cutting edge, being made from ‘nylon’ – a new fabric in those days. At the time of their marriage, Gerry, aged 25, still had two years of a degree in pharmacy to complete while Joy, aged 20, worked as a secretary for a local estate agent. Gerry’s father Sidney was a factory manager for Montague Burton in Tottenham Court Road. Joy’s parents, Tessa and Sidney, ran a dress shop on Willesden High Road. As a pharmacist, Gerry traded as Collins Pharmacy Ltd in Queensbury Circle, Stanmore. He died in October 2012 aged 83, and Joy now lives in Israel in a retirement village. This photograph was taken by Boris at his Oxford Street studio. At this point Boris had effectively retired and only worked by ‘special request’. This is likely to be one of his last wedding photographs.

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