Skip to main content

Saturday 3 October 1931 – Wedding of Ethel Mary Jelfs at Badsey

Category Hatches, Matches and Dispatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
Transcription of article


One of the prettiest weddings seen in Badsey for many years took place on Saturday, the contracting parties being Miss Ethel Mary Jelfs, sixth daughter of Mr & Mrs F Jelfs of Fairview, Brewers Lane, and Mr George Reeves, son of Mr & Mrs J Reeves of Council Houses, Fladbury.  The Vicar (Canon Allsebrook) officiated.

The bride, who was given away by her father, was beautifully attired in an ivory coloured satin gown with white veil, held in position by a coronet of orange blossom and wore silver brocade slippers.  She carried a sheaf of white lilies.  The bridesmaids were Margaret and Annie, sisters of the bride, who wore dresses of peach coloured satin with black picture hats and neck pendants, the gifts of the bridegroom.  They carried bouquets of bronze chrysanthemums.  The best man was Mr Fred Jelfs, brother of the bride.  A reception was afterwards held at the home of the bride’s parents.  The gift of the bridegroom’s employers, Captain & Mrs J R H Smyth of Fladbury, was a handsome eight-day chiming clock, and that of Lieutenant J M Smyth, a silver teapot.

The honeymoon is being spent at Southampton and the happy couple’s future home will be at Fladbury.