Wedding of 27-year-old Arthur Clinton Sears (1908-1978), known as Clint, and 25-year-old Phyllis Winifred Burrows (1910-1979) on Saturday 21st September 1935. They were married in St Leonard’s Church, Bretforton and the reception was held in the ground of the Sears’ family home, Plas Gwyn (present-day No 21 Badsey Fields Lane), Badsey. This colour-tinted photo of the wedding couple shows them standing by the side aspect on the right of Plas Gwyn. A report of the wedding appeared in The Evesham Standard.
Clint, a market gardener and fruit grower, was born at Badsey, the third of four children and only son of Arthur Sears and his wife, Beatrice Alice (née Evans). Joyce was born at Hornsey, Middlesex, the ninth of ten children of James and Susan Burrows. She spent the first few years of her life in Ealing but then spent much of her childhood in Bretforton, living with her uncle, James Stanley.
After their marriage, Clint and Joyce went to live with Joyce’s uncle at Sandybanks, Bretforton.
We are grateful to Clint’s niece, Jean Matson, for the loan of this photo.