DISTRICT NEWS, BADSEY – WEDDING
A wedding of considerable local interest took place at St James’ Church on Monday afternoon when Miss Lilian Mary Mustoe, third daughter of Mr & Mrs Ernest E Mustoe of the Royal Oak Inn, Bretforton Road, was married to Mr Arthur Edward Langstone, youngest son of Mr & Mrs G Langstone of Fladbury. The ceremony was conducted by the Vicar (Canon W C Allsebrook, RD).
The bride, who was given away by her father, was charmingly attired in a dress of beige georgette and lace, with orange blossom and wreath and veil to match. She carried a bouquet of dark red roses and white heather with maidenhair fern. She was attended as bridesmaids by Miss Margaret L Mustoe and Miss Patricia Mustoe (her sisters), who were attired in dresses of floral printed silk with hats to match. They also wore gold and crystal necklaces (the gift of the bridegroom) and carried bouquets of pink tulips with maidenhair fern. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr Albert Harwood. The service was fully choral, the hymns, “Thine for ever! God of Love” and “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and the Psalm “Blessed are they that fear the Lord” being sung. The choir met the bride at the church door, and as they walked towards the altar, sang the hymn, “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us”. As the bride and bridegroom left the church the ringers rang a merry peal on the bells.
The bride is well-known and respected in Badsey and the neighbourhood. The bridegroom is also well known in the district, being a member of the staff of the SWS. He is a keen footballer and has played for his firm’s team for some time. He is also a Primo in the Ernie Thomas Lodge, Badsey, of the RAOB.
The happy couple were the recipients of numerous handsome and useful presents, including a clock from the Ernie Thomas Lodge of the RAOB and a set of carvers from the customers of the Royal Oak. A reception was afterwards held at the home of the bride’s parents, where numerous guests assembled. Mr & Mrs Langstone will make their future home at 44 Port Street, Evesham.