Photograph 9759660
Berlin's "run-away lovers" of 1960, Karen Garbett, now 20, and Detlef Schigulski, 26, have settled down to married life in the booming SA steel town of Whyalla. "We're happy here and we're glad we followed our hearts" said Detlef recently. Karen and Detlef hit the headlines in 1960 when they eloped on a motor bike from Berlin to Scotland's Gretna Green to get married after Karen's mother, Mrs Charlotte Garbett, refused permission for her daughter, who was then 17, to marry Detlef. There are no hard feelings today. Karen is pictured during a visit to her mother in Lacey street, Whayalla

Image details

RecordSearch reference: 
A12111, 1/1963/13/13
Add to favourites (login required)
Share on social media: 


No people have been tagged yet. Be the first by using the 'Tag people' button.
No locations have been added yet. Be the first by using the 'Suggest locations' button.
No keywords have been entered yet. Be the first by using the 'Keywords' button.