Wedding Wednesday

Wedding Wednesday – William James Jones and Greta Turner

Greta Turner is my 1st cousin 2x removed. Her parents are Alexander Turner and Jane Alice Brotherton. Our common ancestors are Thomas Turner and Mary Jane Carradice – my 2x great grandparents.

Greta was born on 13 January 1919 in Clitheroe, Lancashire.

On 10 August 1940 Greta married William James Jones at Moor Lane Methodst Church, Clitheroe. The wedding was announced in the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times on Friday 16 August 1940 (image from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

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JONES – TURNER

Private William James Jones, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Jones, of Thornton, near Blackpool, and Miss Greta Turner, third daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. A. Turner, of 20 Whipp Avenue, Clitheroe, were married on Saturday, at the Moor Lane Methodist Church. The Rev. J. E. Storey, M.A., officiated, and as the bride was leaving the church, she was presented with a silver horse shoe by her niece, Miss Hazel Turner.
Given away by her brother-in-law, Mr. W. Woods, the bride was gowned in black figured marocain, trimmed with white organdie and lovers’ knots, and wore a black hat and shoes to tone, with a spray of white carnations. As bridesmaid, Miss Louisa Jones, sister of the bridegroom, was attired in a gown of Basque violet, edged with black, and wore black accessories, and a spray of white carnations. The best man was Mr. Kenneth Turner and Mr. Stanley Turner acted as groomsman. During the ceremony the hymns “The Voice that breathed o’er Eden” and “O Perfect Love” were sung, Mr. W. Taylor being at the organ.
A reception was held at the bride’s home and later the newly-married couple left for Cleveleys, the bride travelling in a black coat and hat, with gown to tone.
Amongst the presents was a chromium-plated tea pot from friends of the bride at the mill of Messrs. Longworth and Sons, Whalley. Mr. and Mrs. Jones will reside at 20 Whipp Avenue, Clitheroe.

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Wedding Wednesday – Benjamin Gawthrop and Jane Hargreaves

Benjamin Gawthrop is my 1st cousin 3x removed. His parents are Benjamin Gawthrop and Elizabeth Eastwood. Our common ancestors are Martin Gawthrop and Ann Kighley – my 3x great grandparents.

I have written previously about Benjamin herehere and here.

On 16 May 1895 Benjamin married Jane Hargreaves and the marriage was announced in the Burnley Express on 18 May 1895 (image from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

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MARRIAGE OF A FORMER BURNLEY STUDENT – On Thursday the nuptials of Rev. Benjamin Gawthorpe and Miss Jane Hargreaves were celebrated at Ebenezer Chapel, Colne Road. Mr Gawthorpe, it will be remembered, was one of those young men who went out from Ebenezer Chapel to study for the Baptist pulpit, and secured a place as minister at Heaton Chapel, Newcastle-on-Tyne, where he now officiates. The bride has always been a good worker in connection with the above place, being a member of the chapel and Sunday school choirs; she was, besides, a teacher in the school, and was very much esteemed by her scholars. In the chapel were a large number of relatives and friends who wished the couple every success. The officiating ministers were the Rev. S C Allderidge and the Rev. J J Hargreaves. The best man was the Rev. W H Holdsworth, M.A., and the bridesmaids were the two sisters of the bride. The Rev. R Boothman, of Clitheroe, and the Revs. J Walker and W Smith, of Rawdon College, were also present. The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr Richard Smith. After the ceremony the “Wedding March” was played, and then all the guests, to the number of about 80, sat down to a repast, and then spent the rest of the day in a sociable manner. The couple are the resipients of a great many beautiful presents, among them being a very pretty music stand from the bridegroom’s uncle, Mr Gawthorpe, of Sabden. The honeymoon is being spent at Lytham.

Wedding Wednesday – John Stuart Tomkins and Ruth Margaret Bentley

Ruth Margaret Bentley is my 2nd cousin. Her parents are Albert Bentley and Ruth Halstead. Our common ancestors are Thomas Musgrove and Ellen Stowell – my great grandparents.

Ruth was born on 13 July 1934 in Clitheroe, Lancashire. Very sadly Ruth’s father, Albert, died at the age of 28 on 6 June 1937, when Ruth was one month away from her third birthday.

On 15 September 1956 Ruth married John Stuart Tomkins at Moor Lane Methodist Church, Clitheroe. The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times reported the wedding on Friday 21 September 1956 (image from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

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TOMKINS – BENTLEY

The wedding took place at Moor Lane Methodist Church, Clitheroe, on Saturday, of Mr. John Stuart Tomkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tomkins, of ‘Quarry Bank,” Lower Abbott’s Brow, Mellor, near Blackburn, and formerly of Waddington, and Miss Ruth Margaret Bentley, daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. A. Bentley, of 1 Curzon Street, Clitheroe.
Given away by her uncle, Mr. Gordon Bentley, the bride wore a gown of ivory satin brocade with a short circular veil of embroidered net surmounted by a pearl and floral headdress. Her bouquet was of red roses.
Miss Christine Bentley, cousin of the bride, and Miss Marie Jackson, a friend, were the bridesmaids. They wore full-length dresses of pale blue brocade and wreaths of pink roses on their heads and carried matching bouquets.
Mr. Luke Porter, a friend of the bridegroom, was best man, and the duties of groomsman were shared by Messrs. Tom Hunt, H. T. Proctor, and John Howard.
During the ceremony which was performed by the Rev. G. H. Fenton, the hymns “The Lord’s My Shepherd” and “O Perfect Love” were sung. Mr. Donald Hartley was at the organ.
After a reception at the Starkie Arms Hotel, Clitheroe, the couple left for a honeymoon in London, the bride travelling in a tweed coat with red dress, handbag and shoes.
Among the gifts were a cheque from the bridegroom’s colleagues at Brockhall Hospital and a hand-embroidered tablecloth from the bride’s workfriends at the Brockhall staff school.
Mr. and Mrs. Tomkins will make their home at “Quarry Bank,” Lower Abbott’s Brow, Mellor.

Like her father, Ruth also died at a young age. She passed away on 28 December 1969 at only 35 years old. I posted a photograph of her tombstone here.

Wedding Wednesday – Allan Eastwood and Bertha (Betty) Procter

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)

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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.

Wedding Wednesday -Ernest Welch and Bertha Easton

Bertha Easton is my 2nd cousin 2x removed. Her parents are Robert Fraser Easton and Christiana Astin. Our common ancestors are Robert Astin and Nancy Dyson – my 3x great grandparents.

Bertha was born on 25 August 1892 – her birth is registered in Burnley, Lancashire.

On 9 October 1922 Bertha married Ernest Welch at the Bethesda Congregational Church in Burnley. Details of the wedding were announced in the Burnley News on 14 October 1922 (image from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

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BURNLEY WEDDINGS

WELCH – EASTON

An interesting wedding took place at Bethesda Congregational Church on Monday last, the contracting parties being Mr Ernest Welch, only son of Mrs Welch, and the late Mr C Welch, of Waterloo Road, and Miss Bertha Easton, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs R F Easton, of 16 Lansdowne Street. The ceremony was performed by the Rev J W Ffoulkes.
The bride was daintily attired in saxe-blue crepe de chine, and wore a pan velvet hat to match. She carried a bouquet of lilies and white chrysanthemums. She was attended by her sister, Miss Dorothy Easton, who carried a bouquet of white and bronze chrysanthemums. The bride’s brother, Mr Edward Easton, performed the duties of best man.
After the ceremony lunch was served at the home of the bride’s parents, and later the newly married couple left for Morecambe, where the honeymoon is being spent.

Wedding Wednesday – Joseph Lynn Cuffley and Georgina Paley Aisbitt

Georgina Paley Aisbitt is my 2nd cousin 1x removed. Her parents are Matthew Gullford Aisbitt and Rhoda Paley. Our common ancestors are James Paley and Mary Ann Spink – my 2x great grandparents.

Georgina was born on 24 August 1920 and her birth was registered in the East Ward district of Westmorland.

Sometime in the first quarter of 1944 Georgina married Joseph Lynn Cuffley and a report of the wedding was published in the Penrith Observer of 22 February (image taken from (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

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CUFFLEY – AISBITT, AT KIRKBY STEPHEN

The marriage took place at Kirkby Stephen, conducted by the Rev C F Cardale, of Mr Joseph Lynn Cuffley and Miss Geanie Aisbitt, only daughter of Mr and Mrs M Aisbitt, The Crescent, Kirkby Stephen.
The bride was given away by her father and wore a white satin beaute dress, with train, her veil being held in place by a spray of silk camelias. She wore white shoes and carried a bouquet of pink carnations with a “lucky” horseshoe. Miss Ethel Madden, who was her bridesmaid, was attired in a figured taffeta turquoise dress with short matching veil and gold shoes. Her bouquet was of tulips. Sergeant Conrad Maurar, Australian Air Force, was best man. Mr Donald Aisbitt (bride’s brother) was the usher.
After the reception in the Temperance Hall, Mr and Mrs Cuffley went to Morecambe for their honeymoon, the bride travelling in a blue wool marocain dress, blue camel hair coat with shoes and hat to tone. The bridegroom’s gift to the bridesmaid was a handbag.
The bridegroom has been in the Forces for 31/2 years as a despatch rider in the R.E. The bride attended Kirkby Stephen Grammar School. She studied for the teaching profession, which she intends to continue at St Hild’s College, Durham. For the past three years she has been on the staff of Havelock Junior School, Sunderland, from which she received a handsome mirror. The children of her own class combined to give her a brush and comb tray.

Wedding Wednesday – Mary Musgrove and Laurence O’Hagan

Mary Musgrove is my aunty. Her parents are Fred Ainsworth Stowell Musgrove and Florrie Musgrove – my maternal grandparents.

Mary married Laurence O’Hagan on 15 September 1956 in Clitheroe, Lancashire. The wedding was announced in the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times on Friday 21 September 1956 (image from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

 

O’HAGAN – MUSGROVE

The wedding took place at SS. Michael and John’s Church, Clitheroe, on Saturday of Mr. Laurence O’Hagan, third son of Mr. and Mrs. P. O’Hagan, of 8 The Crescent, Clitheroe, and Miss Mary Musgrove, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Musgrove, of 102 Whalley Road, Clitheroe.
The bride, given away by her father, wore a gown of white lace over tulle. Her bouquet was of white roses.
Mrs. Alice Dawson, sister of the bride, was matron of honour, and the Misses Lynn Dawson and Carol Musgrove, nieces of the bride, and Miss Patricia O’Hagan, niece of the bridegroom, were the bridesmaids.
Mrs. Dawson wore a gown of lemon-coloured net over taffeta and the bridesmaids dresses were of lemon-coloured organza over taffeta. They carried Victorian posies of mixed flowers.
Mr. P. O’Hagan, the bridegroom’s brother was best man, the bride’s brothers, Messrs. Harry and Tom Musgrove, sharing the duties of groomsman.
The Rev. Father F. Hannan, S.J., officiated at the ceremony and Mr. K. Sherliker was at the organ.
After a reception at the Station Hotel, Clitheroe, Mr. and Mrs. O’Hagan left for a honeymoon at Blackpool, the bride travelling in a tweed coat with tan accessories.
Mr. and Mrs. O’Hagan will reside at 1 Derby Street, Clitheroe.