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Saturday 10 August 1918 – Wedding of Sidney John Smith and Florence S Westmacott

Category World War I: The Home Front
The Evesham Journal
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A very pretty wedding was solemnised in the Church of St. James, Badsey, on Saturday, the contracting parties being Mr Sidney John Smith, youngest son of Mr & Mrs J. Smith of red Hill, Worcester, and Miss Florence S. Westmacott, youngest daughter of the late Mr George Westmacott, of Evesham, and Mrs Westmacott, Badsey. The ceremony was performed by the Vicar (the Rev W C Allsebrook). The bride was given away by her brother. Mr W. Westmacott, Evesham, and looked charming in a dress of white mohair brocade, with veil and wreath of orange blossoms, and she carried a shower bouquet of carnations, lilies, etc. Her only ornament was a gold chain and pendant, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were Misses Gertrude and Hilda Jones, of Grafton (cousins of the bride). They were attired in dresses of shell pink linen, with hats to match, and carried bouquets of pink carnations, their ornaments being gold brooches also the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr Samuel Jones, of Beckford, cousin of the bride, was best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the bride’s home. The presents were numerous and beautiful.