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Saturday 25 October 1930 – Wedding of Dorothy Freda Knight at Badsey

Category Hatches, Matches and Dispatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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The wedding took place on Saturday at the Parish Church, the Vicar (Canon Allsebrook) officiating, of Miss Dorothy Freda Knight, only daughter of Mr & Mrs G H Knight of 7 Belmont Terrace and Mr David Cotton, youngest son of the late Mr & Mrs Cotton of Cow Honeybourne.  The bride, who was given away by her father, was tastefully attired in parchment satin with shoes to match.  She wore a wreath of orange blossom and veil and carried a bouquet of Madonna lilies.  She also wore a rope of pearls, the gift of the bridegroom.

The bridesmaids were Miss Ruth Knight (Badsey) and Miss Eileen Davis (Evesham), cousins of the bride.  They wore dresses of Lido blue with picture hats and black satin shoes and carried bouquets of roses and pink carnations.  They also wore gold necklets, gifts of the bridegroom.

The bride is very much respected in the parish, as among her activities she has been for some years a Sunday School teacher, a member of the GFS.  She is a competent hockey player.

The bridegroom is a well-known sportsman and for several seasons has been a playing member of the Badsey CC.  He has assisted Honeybourne and other football teams. 

The Church bells rang out merrily in the evening to celebrate the event, as the bride’s family have been enthusiastic campanologists for a great number of years.

The honeymoon is being spent at Bexhill-on-Sea.  The bride’s travelling costume was of blue chenille velvet, brown coat with hat to match.  Among the many presents received were a beautiful cut glass set of jugs, tumblers and fruit dishes, the gift of the staff and children of Badsey Sunday School, an ivory prayer book from Badsey GFS and an oak eight-day clock with two bronze ornaments to match, from the staff and employees of the Evesham Canning Co (where the bride has been employed).  The staff of Honeybourne Station, where the bridegroom is employed as assistant signalman, presented him with a case of cutlery.