Unknown: c. 20 November 1947 – Unsigned [Article about the Royal Wedding March]



Unknown, c. 21 November, 1947

Edinburgh, however, contributed at least one feature to mark the Royal Wedding–a bagpipe tune entitled “Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth’s Wedding March.” It was composed by a 71-year-old piper, Mr. John Grant who lived in Groathill Avenue, Craigleith, and the manuscript was accepted by the Royal bride.

Looking back to the Edinburgh of November 20, 1947, the Royal Wedding was perhaps the only good memory of that day. That, and a comment in the news pages made by a granny who, with all her years of experience of weddings, said: “Aye, but there’ll be some washing-up for somebody when it’s a’ ower.”

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