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Saturday 7 October 1944 – Wedding of Stanley Hatch at Evesham

Category Hatches, Matches and Despatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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The wedding was solemnised at All Saints’ Church on Saturday of Miss Florence J Checketts, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Arthur Checketts, School House, Evesham, and Telegraphist Stanley Hatch, youngest son of Mrs and the late Mr W Hatch, 18 Synehurst, Badsey.

The bride was given away by her father and dressed in white crepe de chine, with orange blossom headdress and long veil.  She carried a bouquet of dark red roses.  Her chief bridesmaid was Miss Joan Horton (a friend), the other two bridesmaids being Miss Jean Sandford (niece of the bridegroom) and Barbara Lacey (relation of the bride).  Miss Horton wore blue taffeta with a pink net headdress while Miss Sandford was dressed in pink silk with a blue net headdress.  Both carried bouquets of pink chrysanthemums.  Barbara Lacey had on lemon taffeta with a headdress of leaves and carried a small posy.  Flight-Sergt K Knight, RAF, of Badsey was best man.

Miss Checketts formerly worked at Fosters, Bridge Street, Evesham, but is now in a munition factory.  The bridegroom, prior to service with the Royal Navy which he joined nearly three years ago, was employed in the General Post Office, Evesham.

The service was conducted by the Rev Canon T Charles Jones and Mr Slatter was at the organ.  The reception followed at Groves Tea Room when about 45 guests were present.

The bride’s present to the bridegroom was a smoking cabinet while he gave her a dressing case.  His presents to the bridesmaids were gold crosses and chains.

When leaving for the honeymoon, which was to be spent in Devon, the bride was wearing a beige coat with powder blue accessories to match.