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Saturday 14 February 1942 – Wedding of Evelyn Keen at Badsey

Category Hatches, Matches and Dispatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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HONEYBOURNE SOLDIER WEDS AT BADSEY – Private H H Silvester and Miss Evelyn Keen

The wedding took place last Saturday at St James’ Church, Badsey, of Miss Evelyn Keen, second daughter of Mr & Mrs T Keen of 2 Synehurst, Badsey, and Private Horace Henry Silvester, RA, youngest son of Mr & Mrs James Silvester of 7 Council Houses, Cow Honeybourne.  The Vicar (Canon W C Allsebrook, RD) officiated.

The bride, who was given away by her father, wore an ankle-length gown of ivory satin with veil and coronet of orange blossom.  She carried a sheaf of arum lilies.  She was attended by three bridesmaids and a page.

Miss Audrey Doris Keen (sister of the bride) and Miss Olive Silvester (sister of the bridegroom) wore dresses of green taffeta with lace over-slips and green head veils, held in place with a halo of leaves.  The younger bridesmaid, Miss Lucy Mary Keen (sister of the bride), wore a dress of mauve taffeta with head veil and wreath of leaves.

They all carried bouquets of daffodils and wore chains of gold leaves, the gift of the bridegroom.  The page, Master Douglas Bott (cousin of the bride), wore a green velvet suit.  On leaving the church the page presented the bride with a silver horse shoe.

Gunner Neville John Silvester (brother of the bridegroom) was best man.

The bride’s mother wore a boucle coat over a brown dress with a wine-coloured hat.  She wore a spray of white heather.

The bridegroom’s mother wore a blue coat with black dress and hat and a spray of white heather.

The bridegroom’s present to the bride was a Staffordshire china tea service, while the bride gave the bridegroom a shaving outfit.

A reception at the bride’s home was attended by 40 guests.