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Saturday 12 August 1933 – Wedding of Stella Mary Crisp at Badsey

Category Hatches, Matches and Dispatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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The bells of St James’ Church rang joyous peal in honour of the marriage of Miss Stella Mary Crisp, daughter of Mr & Mrs E Crisp of the Post Office, to Mr Arthur Edwin Brown, son of Mr & Mrs A E Brown of Baker Street, London, which took place on Saturday.

The bride is well known in the district, having taken part in numerous local activities.  Educated at Badsey Council School and Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Evesham, she became a school teacher, being the senior assistant at Offenham Church School.  She was also a member of the Evesham Operatic and Choral Society, a member of the local branch of the Junior Imperial League, and a member of the Badsey branch of the Women’s Institute Folk Dancing and Dramatic Societies.  The bridegroom for some time was employed by Messrs New & Saunders, Evesham, but is now employed at Coventry.  At one time both the bride and bridegroom were members of the Evesham Rowing Club.

A large circle of friends were present at the ceremony, which was performed by the Vicar (Canon Allsebrook).  The service was fully choral, they hymns “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and “Love Divine all love excelling” and Psalm 128 being sung.  As the bride and bridegroom were leaving the church the “Wedding March” was played by Mr D Pethard.

The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a charming dress of white satin with train, and a veil and wreath of orange blossom.  She carried a bouquet of white carnations.  She was attended by Miss C J Crisp (her sister), Miss Janet Crisp (her niece) and Master John Crisp (her nephew).  Miss C J Crisp was dressed in pink spotted organdie with three flounces, underlined with a pink, with a hat to match.  She carried a bouquet of pink carnations.  Miss Janet Crisp was attired in a dress of green pique voile trimmed with pink in Greenaway style and she carried a Kate posy of pink cornflowers.  Master Crisp was attired in green linen to match the little bridesmaid.  Mr Sidney Brown, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.  The bride’s mother wore a dress of pale grey with touches of pink and carried a bouquet of pink carnations.

A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents where about 50 guests assembled.  Later the bride and bridegroom left for their honeymoon which is being spent touring Cornwall and Devon.  The bride travelled in a pale pink frock and coat and white hat, shoes and gloves.  After the honeymoon, Mr & Mrs Brown will reside at 59 Browning Road, Coventry.  They were the recipients of numerous useful and valuable presents, including a handsome hand-painted tea service from the Managers, staff and scholars of Offenham Church School and a canteen of cutlery from the Manager of the GE Company, Coventry.