Miss Evelyn Colyer and Mr Hamish Munro married at Christchurch, Streatham.
Although not the daughter of a Peer, Evelyn Colyer gained recognition through her own merits on the tennis court.
Alongside Joan Austin, she played doubles in the 1923 Wimbledon final against Suzanne Lenglen and Helen Wills. With her modern looks and model appearance in her tennis-whites, the press nicknamed Evelyn as one of ‘The Babes’. In 1924, she paired with Dorothy Shepherd-Barron to win a bronze medal in the women’s doubles at the Paris Olympics.
For nine years Evelyn competed in the Wimbledon Championships, and her final match was in 1929, after which she retired from tennis to marry Hamish Munro, a tea-planter from Assam, British India. Returning to her husband’s homeland, Evelyn died from complications in childbirth on the 6th November 1930, aged twenty-eight.
(Mitford Society and Vintage Wombledon)
**If anyone knows if she played at a Streatham Tennis Club, please let me know**