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Saturday 10 February 1940 – Wedding of Hilda May Reeves and Frank Knight at Badsey

Category Hatches, Matches and Dispatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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BADSEY WEDDING - Miss H M Reeves and Mr F Knight 

A large congregation were present at St James' Parish Church, Badsey, on Saturday afternoon, when Miss Hilda May Reeves, only daughter of Mr & Mrs S F Reeves, of Bretforton Road, Badsey, was married to Mr Frank 'Knight, third son of Mr & Mrs G Knight of Middle Littleton. 

The bride, who was given away by her father, wore white satin with wreath and veil, and carried a bouquet of pink carnations and maidenhair fern. She was attended by Miss S Knight (bridegroom's sister), and Miss K Cave (cousin) who were dressed in ankle-length dresses of French blue grenadine with silver headdresses and shoes to match. They carried bouquets of pink tulips and wore bracelets, the gifts of the bridegroom. 

The service, which was conducted by the Vicar of Badsey, Canon W C Allsebrook, was fully choral, and the hymn "How welcome was the call" was sung. Mr Henry King was at the organ. As the bride left the church she was presented with lucky horseshoes by Michael Pratley (cousin) and Prudence Stanley. 

The bridegroom's brother, Mr P Knight, carried out the duties of best man. A reception was held at the Old Schools, Badsey, about 60 guests being present. The couple received many useful presents, including one from the bridegroom's employer, Mr Cave of South Littleton, and one from the staff of Messrs Woolworths' Stores, Evesham, where the bride has been employed for some time.