Red Carpet Wedding: Leah Madeleine Elliott and Cyril Ritchard

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Leah Madeleine Elliott, affectionately known as Madge, married  Cyril Joseph Ritchard on 16 September 1935 in a crowded St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney.



Theatrical favourites and dancing stars of their time, their glorious wedding became part of Sydney folklore – it is said that fifty police were required to control the crowd of five thousand awaiting the couple outside the cathedral! It was after over 10 years of being partners that they became engaged – Cyril himself joked that they married ‘after ten years of whirlwind courtship.’

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