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Saturday 18 September 1937 – Wedding of Olive Zena Crane at Badsey

Category Hatches, Matches and Despatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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There was a big gathering at St James' Church, on Saturday when Miss Olive Crane, the sixth daughter of Mr & Mrs George Crane, of 9 Synehurst, was married to Mr Albert Edward Such, second son of Mr & Mrs Henry J Such, of 49, Avon Street, Evesham. The Vicar (Canon W C Ailsebrook, RD) officiated, and the service was fully choral, Mr H King presiding at the organ. The hymns, "Lead us Heavenly Father, lead us" and "Love Divine, all loves excelling" and the psalm "Blessed are they that fear the Lord” were. Sung.  Mr & Mrs Such left the Church to the tune of Wagner's Wedding March

The bride, who was given away by her father, was charmingly attired in an ankle-length gown of white satin, with a white veil, and she carried a bouquet of pink roses and maidenhair fern. She was attended by five bridesmaids – the Misses Hilary and Kathleen Crane (sisters), who wore ankle-length, light blue taffeta dresses, blue picture hats and shoes to tone, the Misses Evelyn and Lily Such (sisters of the bridegroom), who were attired in ankle-length dresses of a deep blue satin, with blue picture hats and shoes to tone, and little Miss Enid Crane (niece of the bride), who made a contrast in an ankle-length gown of pink taffeta, with a blue Dutch bonnet and silver shoes. She carried a pink and blue posy while the elder bridesmaids carried bouquets of pink chrysanthemums and roses with maidenhair fern. Each attendant wore a necklace, the gilt of the bridegroom. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr J Such. brother of the bridegroom. As the bride left the Church she was presented with a silver horse-shoe by Master Allan Briscoe, her nephew.

A reception for fifty guests was held in the Royal Oak Assembly Room, from where Mr & Mrs Such later left for their honeymoon which is being spent at Llandudno. The bride travelled in a brown dress and coat, with a fox fur and brown accessories, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride gave the bridegroom a gold wristlet watch.  Mr & Mrs Such were the recipients of many handsome and useful presents, among which was one from the bride's former employers, Mr & Mrs Earley, and another from Mr T Baker, Evesham, the employer of the bridegroom. Mr & Mrs Such will make their home at 14, Leicester Grove. Evesham. The bride. who is native of Badsey, has for the past seven years been working in London. She was educated at. Badsey Council School, from which she won a County Scholarship to Prince Henry's Grammar School, Evesham. The bridegroom, a native of Evesham. is well-known in the town, and Is a valued member of the Evesham Abbey Cricket Club.