• All members must be aware of our current Family History UK Community Rules

    Please read the following:

    Read the current rules of the forum

    Thank you

    If you are a business -please contact us to advertise or be a sponsor on our FHUK Community Genealogy forums

Initials and wedding date only - can I trace them?


I'm a complete newbie to genealogy so apologies in advance for any silly questions!

We recently bought a lovely old oak chest from a local charity shop. When we got it home we found a small silver plaque under the lid which says:

From all employees at 9 Vyse Street on the occasion of your marriage
January 9th 1940

Is there any way that we can find out who ENG and HRW were?

Vyse Street is in Birmingham's jewellery quarter. Assuming they were married locally, is it possible to search the marriage register by date? I suppose there may also have been something in the local papers, is it possible to search old copies of the Birmingham Mail etc?

Any ideas or helpful hints would be gratefully received.

Many thanks, Rob.

Similar threads