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Saturday 27 September 1930 – Wedding of Francis Henry Sandford and Mildred Pearl Hatch at Badsey

Category Hatches, Matches and Dispatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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In bright sunshine, the wedding took place at the Parish Church on Saturday last of Miss Mildred Pearl Hatch, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs W F Hatch of 18 Synehurst, and Mr Francis Henry Sandford, son of the late Mrs Sandford and Mr W Sandford of 11 Synehurst.  The Vicar (Canon W C Allsebrook, RD) officiated.

The bride, who was given away by her father, was charmingly attired in a dress of beige silk with hat to match and carried a bouquet of carnations.  She was attended by her sister, Miss Ruby Hatch, who wore a dress of pink crepe-de-chine with hat to match and carried a bouquet of carnations, and by two little girls, Miss Irene Sandford (sister of the bridegroom) and Miss Dorothy Russell of Cropthorne (friend) who were prettily robed in yellow satin with hats to match and carried bouquets of chrysanthemums.  Mr Henry Martin of Cropthorne was the best man.  Both bride and bridegroom are well-known and popular in the village, the bridegroom having been a member of the local football team for several seasons.  The bride was for some years at Birmingham, but latterly has been in the employ of Mrs Fisher of Greenhill, Evesham.

The wedding had to be postponed from an earlier date through the bride meeting with an accident.  After the reception, which was held at the home of the bride’s parents, the happy pair left for London for the honeymoon.