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Friday 4 February 1955 – Wedding of Mavis Evelyn Bennett at Badsey

Category Hatches, Matches and Despatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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Miss Mavis Evelyn Bennett, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs W E Bennett of 31 Synehurst, Badsey, and Mr Romney Ean Thomson, youngest son of Mrs and the late Mr J Thomson of 55 West Street, Evesham, were married at St James' Church, Badsey, on Saturday. 

The bride is a native of Badsey, and is now a popular member of the staff of Messrs Smith & Roberts, solicitors, at Evesham. Her employers presented her with a cheque and members of the staff gave her gifts of Pyrex ware. The bridegroom is an electrician on the staff of Messrs Abell & Smiths, Evesham, and from his workmates received bed linen and also a thermometer. A keen footballer, he formerly played for Badsey Rangers but now assists Charlton Swifts. 

Given away by her father, the bride made a charming figure in a dress of white satin with overlay of diamanté net. Her trailing veil was held in place with a coronet of orange blossom and pearls and her bouquet consisted of red carnations. 

In attendance were two bridesmaids her sister, Miss June Bennett. and Miss Isabel Scaysbrook (friend). Both were attired in dresses of pink taffeta with over skirt of net, They wore feathered headdresses and their bouquets were of yellow tulips and freesias.  Best man was the groom’s brother, Mr Cyril Thomson.

The service, which was fully choral, was conducted by the Vicar of Badsey, the Rev W B Chapman.  Mrs G Marshall was at the organ.

A reception followed at the Royal Oak Assembly Room, Badsey, where 70 guests were entertained.

The groom’s gift to the bride was a gold wristlet watch and she presented him with a Cornet camera.  The bridesmaids received diamanté necklaces.  The couple are spending their honeymoon at Brighton and the bride’s travelling attire was a grey suit with a matching swagger coat and a white hat.

The Badsey band of ringers rang a wedding peal during the afternoon and evening.  The bride and groom were presented with lucky horseshoes by Anthony Bennett, the bride’s nephew, and Janet Anderson.