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Saturday 27 September 1941 – Wedding of George Henry Crane of Badsey at Aston Somerville

Category Hatches, Matches and Dispatches » Marriages
The Tewkesbury Register
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St Mary's Church, Aston Somerville, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Saturday, when the marriage took place of Miss Joyce Irene Harris, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Albert Edgar Harris of 4 Council Houses, Aston Somerville, and Sapper George Henry Crane, RE, third son of Mr & Mrs George Henry Crane of 9 Synehurst. Badsey. The bride is employed by Dr W G Alexander of Broadway, and the bridegroom, who is now serving with the Royal Engineers, was before the war employed by the Great Western Railway. He was for some years a member of Badsey Church Choir. The Rev A A Cockle officiated at the ceremony. The bride was given away by her father, and wore a becoming dress of ivory satin, with a wreath of orange blossom and a veil, and carried a shower bouquet of pink roses. The best man was Mr N C Crane, the bridegroom's brother. The bridesmaids were Miss Margaret Tigwell (bride's cousin), who was chief bridesmaid and wore a mauve taffeta dress with pink and mauve head-dress; Miss Joyce Roberts (bride's cousin), who wore pink taffeta with pink and mauve headdress; Miss Joan Blake (bride's cousin) and Miss Helen Eccles (niece of the bridegroom). who wore flowered silk crepe frocks with head-dresses to tone. The Misses Tigwell and Roberts carried shower bouquets of pink and mauve sweet peas and the other attendants had posies of anemones. The bride's mother wore a dahlia coloured crepe dress, and the bridegroom's mother had a black crepe frock. At the ceremony the hymns. "Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us" and "Thine For Ever. God of Love" were sung, and the organ was played by Miss Walker of Wormington. The church was beautifully decorated with the harvest thanksgiving offerings. As the bride left she was presented with two horseshoes by Master Douglas Such and Miss Ellen Eccles. A reception was held at the Village Hall, Aston Somerville, where about twenty guests attended, and the catering was carried out by Mr and Mrs L Tigwell, Railway Hotel, Evesham. The Rev A A Cockle toasted the bride and bridegroom. For the duration of the war the happy pair will make their home at 4 Council Houses, Aston Somerville.