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Saturday 12 Jun 1943 – Wedding of Hilary Doreen Crane at Badsey

Category Hatches, Matches and Despatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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CENTENARIAN AT WEDDING – Bells peal for Badsey Bride

Hilary CraneThe bells were rung at the wedding of Private Sidney Wilfred Jobson, youngest son of Mr & Mrs R A Jobson of 10 Evesham Road, Norton, and Miss Hilary Doreen Crane, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs G Crane of 9 Synehurst, Badsey, at St James' Church, Badsey, on Saturday.  

At the church gates the bride and bridegroom received the best wishes of Mr W Mustoe, aged 101, who is a great friend of the family. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev W C Allsebrook, MA, there being a full choral service with Sergeant-Pilot W Gill at the organ.  

Given away by her father, the bride wore a white satin ankle-length dress with head-dress and veil. She carried a bouquet of pink roses. The bridesmaids were the Misses Nancy Elwins and Enid Cowell (friends of the bride), who wore blue ankle-length taffeta with head-dresses to tone, and carried bouquets of sweet peas, and the Misses Helen Eckles and Mary Gould (nieces of the bride), who were attired In pink satin ankle-length dresses with head-dresses to tone. They also carried bouquets of sweet peas.  

Mr Ronald Jobson (brother of the bridegroom) was best man. Ninety guests afterwards attended a reception at the Royal Oak Hotel, Badsey. Music was provided by the Avon Vale Dance Band. 

The bridegroom is a keen footballer, having played for Evesham Early Closers.