Bertha (Betty) Procter is my 1st cousin 1x removed. Her parents are Percy Procter and Annie Musgrove. Our common ancestors are Thomas Musgrove and Ellen Stowell – my great grandparents.
Betty was born on 31 December 1920 in Clitheroe, Lancashire.
Three days before her 26th birthday, Betty married Allan Eastwood on 28 December 1946 at Moor Lane Methodist Church in Clitheroe. Details of the wedding were announced in the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times on 3 January 1947 (image from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
EASTWOOD – PROCTER
The wedding took place at Moor Lane Methodist Church on Saturday, of Major Allan Eastwood, MBE, eldest son of Mr and Mrs E Eastwood, 33 Collingwood Road, Chorley, and an old boy of Clitheroe Grammar School, and Miss Betty Procter, only daughter of Mrs A Procter, 11 Brownlow Street, Clitheroe.
The Rev J S Yearsley, MA, officiated, and Mr R Halstead, uncle of the bride, was at the organ. The hymn “O God of Love” was sung during the service.
Given away by her brother, Mr H T Procter, of Nottingham, the bride was dressed in ivory figured slipper satin, with a veil of Brussels lace forming a train, and a coronet of orange blossom. She carried a double sheaf of cream carnations.
She was attended by a friend, Miss Ethel Whittam, of Marple, who wore a dress of midnight-blue figure cloque with a Juliet cap trimmed with pink chrysanthemums. On leaving the church the bride was presented with a lucky horse-shoe by her nephew, Master Malcolm Procter.
The best man was Mr J Marsh, of Burnley, who deputised for Lieut. Fred Eastwood, the bridegroom’s brother, at present serving in East Africa. Mr H Musgrove was groomsman.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the Spread Eagle Hotel, Sawley, and later the couple left for their honeymoon in Devon and Cornwall. For the journey, the bride wore a red coat, black hat and black accessories.
Major and Mrs Eastwood gave the bridesmaid a double string of pearls. Among the presents was a cheque from the staff of Clitheroe Shirtings, Grindleton.
Major and Mrs Eastwood are shortly to leave for Melbourne, Australia, where Major Eastwood is to take up an appointment with a textile firm. They will reside temporarily at 11 Brownlow Street, Clitheroe.