Kenneth Turner

Wedding Wednesday – Kenneth Turner and Doris Humble

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

Kenneth was born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, on 8 May 1921.

In the 1939 Register, taken at the outbreak of WW2, Kenneth is living with his parents and siblings at 20 Whipp Avenue, Clitheroe. His occupation is given as “machine minder at bleach works”.

Kenneth married Doris Humble in the summer of 1944. The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times of 4 August 1944 reported on their wedding (image taken from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

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TURNER – HUMBLE

The wedding was solemnised on Friday at the Moor Lane Methodist Church, between L.A.C. Kenneth Turner, R.A.F., the fifth son of Mrs. J. A. and the late Mr A. Turner, 20 Whipp Avenue, Clitheroe, and Aircraftwoman Doris Humble, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Humble, 34 Station Road, Armley, Leeds.
Given away by her brother, Mr. R. Humble, the bride, who was in her W.A.A.F. uniform, was attended by her sister, Miss Gwynneth Humble, who is serving in the A.T.S. The bride carried a small prayer book. Mr. W. J. Jones acted as best man, and the duties of groomsman were carried out by Mr J. W. Woods. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. E. Storey.
To his bride, the bridegroom gave a silver compact, receiving from her a signet ring, and his gift to the bridesmaid was a locket. As the bride was leaving the church, she was presented with a silver horse shoe by the bridegroom’s sister, Miss Jenny Turner. Amongst the many presents received was a cheque from R.A.F. colleagues.
After a reception, held at the home of the bridegroom, Mr. and Mrs. Turner left for their honeymoon which is being spent at Cleveleys.

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.