Opposites attract

Aw.

Size doesn’t matter. Newlyweds Mr and Mrs Hedley could have told you that. He was more than 6ft tall. She was 32 inches high.

They married in South Shields in 1891, in a scene that could have been plucked from the sweat-drenched dream of a malarial vicar. The bridesmaids were a 44-stone American and a performing “fire queen” called Satanella. The best man was 7ft 10in. One of the guests was 29 inches tall. All the wedding party were from a “menagerie circus” which was travelling the country.

Q: Why did the basketball player marry the midget?
A: He was nuts over her!

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