John McCullagh March 9, 2007
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The occasion of celebration was the marriage, exactly a half century ago, of Cassie McLoughlin to Anthony Fitzpatrick. Cassie was the youngest daughter of Addy McLoughlin, of whom we have a number of stories to follow! 

There were two Fitzpatrick brothers who had a butcher’s shop in Rostrevor. Anthony and his bride shortly after emigrated and settled in Birmingham where, eventually, he passed away and was buried. Cassie expired only last year.

Our photograph shows guests enjoying themselves at a ‘wedding breakfast’. From the left are cousins of the bride, Arthur and Terry Quinn, the bride’s sister Margaret with her husband Terence (of whom, stories to follow from the war trenches of Europe!), their daughter Patsy (mother of, among others, Terry McKeown, handyman) now sadly deceased also – and the lady on the right is unknown.

Today you’d be lucky to get your wedding over for less than

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