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The wedding of Violet Jones and Joan Lee, 5 September 1954.  ‘A girl ‘bridegroom’ who married  another girl at a white wedding in church was fined £25 yesterday. So  was her ‘bride’. The ‘bridegroom,’ 26 year old Violet Ellen Katherine  Jones and the ‘bride’ 21 year old Joan Mary Lee, of Ardgowan-road,  Catford, S.E both admitted making a false statement to get a marriage  certificate. Violet Jones wore man’s clothes- a fawn raincoat and  trousers- in the court at Greenwich.
Information from:
www.scienceandsociety.co.uk
and 
A Lesbian History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Women Since 1500 
By Rebecca Jennings

The wedding of Violet Jones and Joan Lee, 5 September 1954.

‘A girl ‘bridegroom’ who married another girl at a white wedding in church was fined £25 yesterday. So was her ‘bride’. The ‘bridegroom,’ 26 year old Violet Ellen Katherine Jones and the ‘bride’ 21 year old Joan Mary Lee, of Ardgowan-road, Catford, S.E both admitted making a false statement to get a marriage certificate. Violet Jones wore man’s clothes- a fawn raincoat and trousers- in the court at Greenwich.

Information from:

www.scienceandsociety.co.uk

and

A Lesbian History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Women Since 1500 

By Rebecca Jennings

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