Wedding Wednesday – Eveline Ivy Coulam and Charles Carter

Eveline Ivy Coulam is my wife’s 3rd cousin 1x removed. Her parents are Charles Coulam and Priscilla Rowbotham. Their common ancestors are James Padley and Sarah Bradshaw – my wife’s 3x great grandparents.

Eveline was born on 3 April 1920 – her birth is registered at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

In September 1939 Eveline married Charles Carter – the marriage is registered at Boston, Lincolnshire. In the 1939 Register they are living at Lade Bank, Olivers Lane, Boston. Charles is described as a “farm worker” and Eveline as a “land worker”.

The Lincolnshire Standard and Boston Guardian of 23 September 1939 carried a report of the wedding (taken from British Newspaper Archives website).

Eveline Coulam - Lincolnshire Standard and Boston Guardian 23 September 1939.pngTHE MARRIAGE of Miss Evelyn Ivy Coulam, fourth daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Coulam, Leake, Lade Bank, with Mr Charles Carter, youngest son of Mr J Carter and the late Mrs Carter, Midville, was solemnised at the Parish Church on Saturday. The Vicar (Rev A Gibbons) officiated at the ceremony. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a pretty frock of turquoise satin, with gold trimmings, with a coronet of golden velvet leaves, and her shoes and gloves in matching shade, while in charming colour contrast her bouquet was of pink dahlias and fern. Miss Rosemary Coulam, sister, as bridesmaid, was attired in a dainty frock of pink crepe-de-chine, with head-dress of gold leaves, and shoes and gloves of matching colour, and carried a bouquet of blue scabious and fern. The duties of best man were discharged by Mr Harry Moore, Tumby (‘groom’s friend). As the bridal pair left the church, little Rita Pinner (bride’s niece) presented a silver horse-shoe. The reception was held at the home of Mr and Mrs C Coulam, Lade Bank, where relations and friends were entertained. Many good presents were received. Mr and Mrs C Carter will reside at Lade Bank.