The following article appeared in the Welyn Times on 21 July 1938, page 7,
“Golden Wedding of Garden Citizens
Mr and Mrs M Saunders
Many congratulations are being received to-day by Mr and Mrs Morris Saunders of 104 Guessens Road, who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their wedding
Mr saunders who is of old Hertfordshire stock married Miss Clara Smith, also of Hertfordshire birth, at Hitchen Parish Church on 21 July in 1888 and they have lived since in great happiness and enjoying sound health. Mr Saunders during more active years of his life was a farm worker and for the first years of their marriage he and Mrs Saunders lived at Black Fan. Later they went to Hatfield Hyde and when the council scheme was erected in Guessens Road in 1922 they moved to No. 104, where they have since lived.
During the earlier days of the Garden City Mr Saunders was employed by the New Town trust Agricultural Guild, but in later years he became known and esteemed among a wide circle of citizens through his work as a jobbing gardener. Since its inception Mr. and Mrs Saunders have been regular members of the Garden City Free Church. They have one son and one daughter living, another daughter died eleven years ago. Their son, Mr J W Saunders of 93 Guessens Road is known to most residents of the town as the chauffeur to the Garden City Company, with whom he has been engaged for many years. Mr and Mrs Saunders’ daughter lives at Woolmer Green.
Mr and Mrs Saunders also have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The photo was taken at the Golden Wedding celebrations of Mr and Mrs Morris Saunders. It appeard in the Welwyn Times on 28 July 1938, page 4
They are from left to right:
D Andrews (grandson), Mrs Skeggs (daughter), J W S Saunders (son), Mr and Mrs Morris Saunders. Mrs Saunders is nursing her great-grandchild, Nora Andrews. Gladys Andrews, Vera Skeggs, Ivy Andres (grandchildren)