Barbara Waite is my wife’s 5th cousin. Her parents are James Burt Waite and Nellie Samways. Their common ancestor is John Aspley – my wife’s 4x great grandfather.
Barbara was born on 1 May 1929 in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.
On Wednesday 5 July 1950 the Staffordshire Sentinel reported on Barbara’s marriage to Brian Peters at St. George’s Church, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire (image from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).
From Trieste to Attend Newcastle Wedding
The wedding was solemnised at St. George’s Church, Newcastle, of Mr. Brian Peters, BSc, younger son of Mr. H. Peters, chemist, of High Town, Sandbach, and formerly of the Potteries, and of Mrs. Peters, and Miss Barbara Waite, a member of the staff of Messrs. Bygotts solicitors, Sandbach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Burt Waite, of 26 Belgrave Road, Newcastle.
The service was fully choral, and was conducted by the Rev. H. H. Wellings (Vicar).
Given away by her father, the bride wore an off-the-shoulder gown of white moire taffeta with a tulle yoke: the skirt had an overdress of Brussels tulle, the train of which was cut in one with the skirt. Her full length veil was held in place by a coronet of orange blossom. She carried a shower bouquet of pink carnations.
The Matron of Honour was Mrs. Joan Gorton (sister of the bride), and Miss Brenda Moss was the bridesmaid. They wore gowns of hyacinth blue cut on classical lines, having headdresses of tulle and velvet. They carried shower bouquets of sweet peas.
From the bridegroom Mrs. Gorton received a pearl necklace and Miss Moss, a brooch.
Miss Lilana Rosenkranz, of Trieste, who had made the journey to attend the wedding, with her mother, was the train bearer. She had an ankle length dress of pale blue, a headdress of velvet and tulle and carried a posy of sweat peas. The bridegroom presented her with a brooch.
The bridegroom served a portion of his military service in a hospital at Trieste, and when the bride paid him a visit she stayed with Mrs. Rosenkranz.
Mr. K. D. Peters was the best man and Mr. R. Thompson and Mr. F. Viggers, the groomsmen.
Over 50 guests attended the reception at the Bear Hotel, Newcastle.
Miss Susan Dyke presented the bride with a silver shoe.