Eric Charles Fairs and Violet Caporn


Violet Caporn was a third generation Australian. She met her husband-to-be, an immigrant from England, after he returned to Western Australia following the First World War. Eric Fairs had emigrated to Australia from Sussex with his family in 1911.

They met because Violet attended the Methodist Church when visiting her uncle and aunt in Leederville. Her cousin Edie sang in the choir, and Eric and Vic (Eric’s twin brother) went there as well. Edie’s brother Stan worked at Sandover’s, a store in Perth where Eric was a sheet metal worker.

Eric Fairs and Violet Caporn 1923

They were married in the Swanbourne Methodist Church on 10th November, 1923.

The Fairs family came to the wedding from Bayswater in a charabanc bus (motor coach) owned by a neighbour.

Perhaps the charabanc was similar to this one in Adelaide about 1926
Image from State Library of South Australia B3996
Violet and Eric Fairs approx 1969-1970

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