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Saturday 12 October 1940 – Wedding of Zillah Elizabeth Crane at Badsey

Category Hatches, Matches and Despatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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The wedding took place at St James' Church, Badsey, on Saturday, of Zillah Elizabeth Crane, fifth daughter of Mr & Mrs S Crane, 9 Synehurst, Badsey, and Fredrick Reginald Crook, elder son of the late Mr & Mrs F J Crook of Bristol. The bride wore an ice-blue dress, navy blue hat and accessories and carried a bouquet of pink roses, pink carnations and maidenhair fern. Mrs F. Emma (sister), the matron of honour, wore a plum-coloured Angora dress with navy accessories and a spray of pink roses, pink carnations and maidenhair fern. Her gold bracelet was the gift of the bridegroom. The bride was given away by her father, and Mr Norman Banning of Evesham was best man. The bride's mother wore a nigger brown dress, with a spray of roses and carnations.

The bride, a native of Badsey, for 10 years lived in London, returning to the village on the outbreak of war. She has since been employed at Messrs T W Beach and Sons. The bridegroom. who is employed at Coulters' Garage, Evesham, is a member of the Abbey Cricket Club and at one time played football for his school at Bristol. As the bride left the church she was presented with a silver horseshoe by Miss Helen Eccles. the bride's niece, and with three wooden spoons with a spray of orange blossom by a little friend, Master lan Tandy. A reception at the home of the bride's parents was attended by 50 guests. Mr & Mrs Crook received many useful presents including a cheque from the staff of Coulters' Garage. They will make their home at 63 King’s Road, Evesham.