A pretty wedding took place at St James’ Church on Saturday, the contracting parties being Miss Ruby Mabel Hatch, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs F W Hatch of 18 Synehurst and Mr James Henry Martin, only son of the late Mr & Mrs T Martin of Cropthorne. The ceremony was conducted by the Vicar (Canon Allsebrook).
The bride, who was given away by her father, was charmingly attired in a dress of ivory satin trimmed with pearls. She also wore a wreath and veil. The bouquet was of red rosebuds. She was attended by two bridesmaids, Miss D Haines and Miss I Sadler (her friends). They were daintily attired in flowered ninon dresses with azure blue hats and shoes to match, while they also wore gold and blue crystal necklaces, the gift of the groom. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr C Tidmarsh. The service was fully choral, the choir being in attendance. The hymns, “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and “The voice that breathed o’er Eden” were sung. Mr L Sharp was at the organ and he played the Wedding March as the happy couple left the church. A reception was afterwards held at the home of the bride’s parents. Mr & Mrs Martin were the recipients of numerous useful and handsome presents, including one from the staff of the Vale of Evesham Fruit Canners Ltd where the bride was engaged. The happy couple will make their future home at The Neuk, Hay Lane, Cropthorne.