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Saturday 21 September 1935 – Wedding of Arthur Clinton Sears at Bretforton

Category Hatches, Matches and Despatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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Mr A C Sears and Miss P W Burrows

Considerable interest was aroused on Saturday by the wedding, which the bells proclaimed with a merry peal, of Miss Phyllis Winifred Burrows to Mr Arthur Clinton Sears, at St Leonard’s Church, Bretforton.  The bride is the fourth daughter of the late Mr J Burrows and of Mrs Burrows of Curzon Road, Ealing, who has lived with her uncle, Mr James W Stanley, of Sandybanks, Bretforton, since childhood, and has kept house for him for some years past.  She is an old scholar of Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Evesham, and was for a time a member of the Evesham Amateur Operatic Society.  Possesses of a very charming soprano voice, she has assisted at concerts in the locality and has been hear to advantage in two or three Evesham musical productions.

She has taken an interest in the social activities of Bretforton and rendered valuable assistance in this connection.

The bridegroom is the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Sears of Plas Gwyn, Badsey.  He was educated at Dean Close School, Cheltenham, where he was a first team player in several branches of sport.  He afterwards joined the Evesham Hockey club and has proved an invaluable member of the first eleven.  For the past four seasons he has had had the honour of playing for the Worcester County first eleven with whom he has had a very successful career.  He is employed by his father, a well-known grower, and among about a hundred wedding presents was an eight-day clock from the members of Mrs Sears’ staff.

The Vicar of Bretforton, the Rev J H Waugh, officiated at the wedding, assisted by the Rural Dean (the Rev Canon Allsebrook of Badsey).  The hymn, “O, Perfect Love” was sung during the service and Mr C Hall, who was at the organ, played wedding music by Wagner and Mendelssohn.

The bride was given away by her mother and looked most charming in a Parisian model gown of shaded lemon georgette and a picture hat of lemon [?] straw, trimmed with chiffon velvet.  Her lovely dress was made with a cowl neckline and lemon chiffon ruchings, and she wore with it a spray of orchids and a bronze d’or pendant, the gift of the bridegroom.  She carried an ivory and gold Prayer Book.  Here gift to the bridegroom was a gold wrist watch, which he wore.

Mr W Harwood of Badsey attended the bridegroom as best man but there were no bridesmaids.

The bride’s mother wore a becoming French blue flowered crepe-de-chine gown under an ermine-trimmed black coat.  Her hat was of black Tuscan straw and pinned to her dress was a spray of pink carnations.  The bridegroom’s mother was in back georgette and beige lace, her gown, which had a shoulder cape, being matched by a black straw hat underlined with the lace, while a spray of coral carpula lilies provided an effective contrast.

The reception was held at Plas Gwyn, Badsey, and later the bride and bridegroom left for the honeymoon, which is being spent in St Annes.  The bride travelled in a frock and three-quarter coat of beige Scotch hand-woven material, the nigger brown silk lining of the coat being matched by a brown hat and brown accessories.

The good wishes of many friends will go with Mr & Mrs A C Sears to their home which will be at Sandybanks, Bretforton.