The story of the Marriage Bureau’s first wedding, a bride aged 68 to a 70-year-old groom, delighted the press.British Pathé made a two-minute documentary film, Cupid’s Labourers, showing the matchmakers in action.We think of dating agencies as a recent invention, but Britain’s first marriage bureau was opened in 1939 by two forward-thinking women.Penrose Halson, who took over the agency in the 90s, reveals how matchmaking back then involved a whole lot more than just swiping right Outside the offices of the Marriage Bureau dating agency in London’s Bond Street, 1952.A deluge of enquiries came from all over the world, from missionaries, colonial servants and managers of tea estates who all had leave infrequently and wanted to be put in touch with suitable women by post.Co-founder Heather Jenner knew that parents worried if their daughters remained single after the age of about 20A suitable marriage at 19 was what was expected of her, to be followed by children, housekeeping and entertaining in furtherance of her husband’s career.
Life is very short so I want to live every moment of my life. I love laughing and enjoy the Originally from the Island of Trinidad and grew in in various parts of the U. When the staircase was full, Mary would give the hopefuls her most appealing smile and guide them to a decrepit ladder leading up to a small trap door and say, ‘We shan’t be long; would you be so kind as to wait a few minutes on the roof?’Although the matchmakers had thought that only the relatively well-off would apply, many poorer people saved up to become clients and Heather and Mary charged some people much less, or allowed them to pay in instalments.
I am a very loyal, honest & caring person with good sense of humour!Creative, Cheerful, Optimistic and Happy go lucky type.