Bernard Wearden

Wedding Wednesday – Norma Musgrove and Bernard Wearden

Norma Musgrove is my 1st cousin 1x removed. Her parents are Joseph Musgrove and Annie Simpson. Our common ancestors are Joseph Musgrove and Elizabeth Ann Turner, my great grandparents.

Norma married Bernard Wearden at St James Church, Clitheroe, Lancashire, on 7 July 1954. The following notice was published in the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times two days later.


Mr Bernard Wearden, son of Mr and the late Mrs J Wearden, of 30 Thomas Street, Colne, and Miss Norma Musgrove, daughter of Mr and Mrs J Musgrove, of 58 West View, Clitheroe, were married at St James’s Church, Clitheroe, on Wednesday, by the Rector, the Rev A Lord. Mr G Hitchen, was the organist.

Given away by her father, the bride wore a gown of white silk net over taffeta, trimmed with orange blossom. Her full length embroidered veil was held in place by a wreath of orange blossom, and she carried a bouquet of pink carnations and pink roses.

The bridesmaid was Miss Edith Musgrove, sister of the bride, who wore pink and mauve silk net over pink taffeta, trimmed with lace. She had a pink feathered headdress and carried a bouquet of white carnations.

Mr Malcolm Frankland, friend of the bridegroom, was best man, and Mr Gordon Pinch, was groomsman.

After a reception at the Station Hotel, Mr and Mrs Wearden left for their honeymoon, the bride wearing a light-grey costume with pink and black accessories. They will reside at 9 Atkincoats Road, Colne.

Among the wedding gifts was a silver coffee service from the bride’s workfriends.