The Trickster Prince

Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.

It’s all in a name


On 11 June 1925, two sisters marry two friends at St Matthew’s Church, a short walk from Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. But who was who, and why did one of the couples return ten months later to change the names on their marriage certificate? Why did the man born Albert E. Marriott in 1903 now call himself Richard Dent, when he usually introduced himself as Guy Hart? What did the couples call each other in the privacy of the new home they set up together (with a donkey called Archie) in a bungalow in Westerhanger?

It’s all in a name, but the names always change.


6 comments on “It’s all in a name

  1. Jay E.
    March 13, 2015

    Sounds like a tale worth telling!

  2. sparkyplants
    March 14, 2015

    Is there an answer?

  3. M-H
    March 16, 2015

    Netley! DId you just find this?

    • The Trickster Prince
      March 16, 2015

      Netley! I came across part of this a while back, but the double wedding certificate is new…

      • M-H
        March 18, 2015

        Will you ever come to the end of him?

  4. The Trickster Prince
    March 18, 2015

    I hope so! Planning to simply give up at the end of April…

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