Clitheroe Advertiser and Times

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.

 

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Sunday’s Obituary – Jane Fletcher (nee Musgrove) 1884-1949

Jane Musgrove is my 1st cousin 2x removed. Her parents are George Musgrove and Elizabeth Ann Stoup. Our common ancestors are Harrison Musgrove and Jane Rooking – my 2x great grandparents.

Jane was born in Westmorland on 18 September 1884. She was the first of five children.

The family gradually moved south from Westmorland eventually settling in Clitheroe, Lancashire.

On 12 February 1908 Jane married Walter Fletcher. They were married for 41 years and had three daughters.

Jane passed away on 25 March 1949. The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times reported her death on 1 April 1949 (image from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

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MRS JANE FLETCHER

The death occurred at her home on Friday of Mrs Jane Fletcher, of 7 Chester Avenue, Clitheroe, at the age of 64.
Mrs Fletcher, who was born at Leighton Beck, Westmorland, came to Clitheroe 50 years ago. She was keenly interested in the Clitheroe Women’s Unionist Association of which she was a member for many years.
Her husband, Mr Walter Fletcher, and her three daughters and three sisters, will have much sympathy in their loss.
The interment took place at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Tuesday, after a service at the house. The Vicar of Low Moor, the Rev. I Pugh, officiated.

Wedding Wednesday – Albert Bentley and Ruth Halstead

Ruth Halstead is my 1st cousin 1x removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Ainsworth Musgrove and Ellen Stowell – my great grandparents.

Ruth married Albert Bentley on Wednesday 5 July 1933 at Moor Lane Methodist Church, Clitheroe, Lancashire. A report of the marriage was published in the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times on Friday 7 July (image from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

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BENTLEY – HALSTEAD

A large congregation of personal and other friends assembled in the Moor Lane Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon to witness the wedding of Mr Albert Bentley, elder son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Bentley, of Moore Street, Burnley, and formerly of Barrow, to Miss Ruth Halstead, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Halstead, of 1 Curzon Street, Clitheroe. The bride has been for some years a prominent member of the choir at Moor Lane and her services as a soprano soloist have been freely utilised by other churches and on the concert platform. She was also identified with the Parish Church Amateur Operatic Society. The bridegroom is well known in local cricket circles, having played in turn for Barrow, Whalley and Burnely St. Andrews.

Several fellow choristers of the bride were in the choir and led the singing of the hymn “Crown with Thy benediction.” The ceremony was performed by the Rev. P S Johnson, and the duties of organist were fulfilled by Mr G Cowgill.

The bride, who was given away by her father, looked becoming in a long ivory satin dress which had a yoke and puff sleeves of embroidered net, her veil, also of embroidered net, being crowned with a circlet of orange blossoms and pearls. Her bouquet was composed of pink roses.

Miss Bertha Procter was in attendance on her cousin, wearing an ankle length dress of yellow spun silk which had a cape collar, the skirt being relieved with narrow frills. A yellow crinoline hat trimmed with velvet ribbon, and a bouquet of mauve sweet peas, completed her toilette.

Mr Cyril S Aspden, of Colne, was the best man, and Messrs T R Halstead and G Steer the groomsmen.

A reception followed at the Starkie’s Arms Hotel. For the journey to Douglas, where the honeymoon is being spent, the bride travelled in a Lido blue silk dress and grey coat which had Lido blue revers, grey hat and shoes to tone. On their return Mr and Mrs Bentley are to reside at 9 Wellesley Street, Lowerhouse, Burnley. They were the recipients of numerous presents. The bridegroom’s gift to the bridesmaid was a wristlet watch.

Albert and Ruth had one daughter, Ruth Margaret Bentley on 13 July 1934.

I have previously written about Ruth and Albert here. And about Ruth Margaret here.

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.

WEARDEN—MUSGROVE

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.

Sports Centre Saturday – Lewis Coles

Lewis Coles is my 3rd cousin. He was born sometime in the fourth quarter of 1938 – his birth was registered at Darwen in Lancashire. Lewis is the second child of Lewis Charles Coles and Irene Fletcher. Our common ancestors are Harrison Musgrove and Jane Rooking – my 2x great grandparents.

In the 1939 Register Lewis’s parents are living at 9 Hollies Road, Blackburn, Lancashire. His father’s occupation is “schoolmaster”.

I know from the newspaper article below that Lewis attended Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, where his father was an English master. It seems that Lewis was a bit of a star at athletics and was awarded the Victor Ludorum Cup in 1955.

This is an extract from the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times of Friday 15 July 1955. – taken from the British Newspaper Archives website.

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Master’s Son Is Grammar School Victor Ludorum

Sixteen-year-old Lewis Coles, of Hollies Road, Wilpshire, son of Mr L C Coles, English master at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, became this year’s Victor Ludorum at the school’s annual sports at High Moor, on Tuesday.
Coles, who had 11 points, was presented with the Victor Ludorum Cup by a former physical training master at the school, Mr D W Spencer.
He had earlier set up two new school records running 100 yards in 10.6 seconds, and 220 yards in 24.6 seconds.

The following year Lewis was runner up to Colin David Ford – only one point separated them.

If I say so myself I was also pretty nippy as a runner at school and won both the 100 and 220 yards races for my “house”. I also represented the school at West Leeds Schools athletic events. Now I’m lucky if I can manage to run a bath!!

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Wedding Wednesday – Edith May Musgrove and Malcolm Graham Frankland

Edith May 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.

Edith May married Malcolm Graham Frankland at St James Church, Clitheroe, Lancashire on 17 September 1955. Details of the wedding were announced in the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times on 23 September 1955.

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FRANKLAND – MUSGROVE

Miss Edith May Musgrove, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs J Musgrove, of 58 West View, Clitheroe, was married at St James’s Church, Clitheroe, on Saturday, to Mr Malcolm Graham Frankland, only son of Mr and Mrs W Frankland, of Victoria Avenue, Chatburn.

Given away by her father, the bride was attired in a gown of white silk net over taffeta, trimmed with orange blossom, with a full-length veil surmounted with a wreath of orange blossom. She carried a bouquet of pink roses and white carnations.

She was attended by her sister, Mrs Norma Wearden, who wore a dress of blue net trimmed with white net and pearls. Her bouquet was of mixed sweet peas.

The best man was Mr M Nixon, a friend of the bridegroom, and the groomsmen were Mr B Wearden, brother-in-law of the bride, and Mr D Frankland, a friend of the groom.

During the ceremony, which was conducted by the Rector, the Rev J S Parry, the hymns “Lead us, Heavenly Father” and “The Voice that breath’d o’er Eden” were sung. Mr G Hitchen was organist.

A reception was held at the Station Hotel, Clitheroe, after which the couple left for a honeymoon in Blackpool, the bride wearing a lemon coloured dress and tweed coat, with tan accessories. They will reside at 58 West View, Clitheroe.

Among the numerous wedding gifts were a fruit set and wineglasses from workfriends of the bride at Stonebridge Mill, Chatburn, and a clock and towels from companions of the bridegroom in the 4th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, TA.

Wedding Wednesday – Albert Kent and Hazel Musgrove

Hazel Musgrove is my aunty – her parents are Fred Ainsworth Stowell Musgrove and Florrie Musgrove.

Hazel was born on 31 January 1925 in Clitheroe, Lancashire.

On 5 April 1947 Hazel married Albert Kent at St James Church, Clitheroe. The wedding was announced in the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times on 11 April 1947.

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KENT – MUSGROVE

On Saturday, at St James’s Church, the Rector (Rev Alexander Lord) solemnised the wedding of Mr Albert Kent, only son of Mr and Mrs R Kent, of 10 Brook Street, and Miss Hazel Musgrove, second daughter of Mr and Mrs F Musgrove, of 102 Whalley Road. Mr Ford was organist, and the hymns were “The Voice that breathed o’er Eden” and “Lead us, Heavenly Father.”

The bride, attired in a gown of heavy white satin with embroidered veil surmounted by a coronet of orange blossom and pearls, and carrying a bouquet of daffodils, was given away by her father. In attendance were Miss Nellie Hall (a friend) and Miss Mary Musgrove (sister). The former wore a blue taffeta dress trimmed with pink lace, with head-dress to tone. Her bouquet was of pink tulips. Miss Musgrove’s dress was of a heavy pink satin, with head-dress to tone, and she carried a Victorian posy.

The duties of best man and groomsman were carried out respectively by Mr Vincent O’Neill, the groom’s brother-in-law, and Master S Musgrove, brother of the bride. As the bride left the church she was presented with two silver horse-shoes by Master Robert Griffiths and Miss Patricia Lord.

The reception was held at The Craven Heifer Hotel, and later Mr and Mrs Kent left for their honeymoon at Charnford, Leicestershire. The bride travelled in a grey pinstriped costume and light coat with burgundy accessories.

The bridegroom gave the bride a handbag, his gifts to the bridesmaids being pearl ear-rings and a silver bracelet. The bride’s present to the bridegroom was a wristlet watch. Wedding gifts included an electric iron from No. 3 Shed, Westhead’s Mill, and an electric kettle, etc. from colleagues of the groom on the staff at Coplow.

Mr and Mrs Kent will reside at 95 Whalley Road, Clitheroe.