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Saturday 25 November 1933 – Wedding of Albert Edmund Harwood and Ellen Lucy Mustoe at Badsey

Category Hatches, Matches and Dispatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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The marriage was solemnised by the Vicar (Canon Allsebrook) at St James’ Church on Tuesday of Miss Ellen Lucy Mustoe, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs E E Mustoe of The Royal Oak, and Mr Albert Edmund Harwood, eldest son of Mr & Mrs W Harwood of Brewers Lane.

The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a navy blue costume with hat and shoes to match, while she also wore a shoulder spray of pink carnations.  She carried an ivory prayer book, the present of the local branch of the Girls’ Friendly Society.  She was attended as bridesmaid by Miss Ada Bird, who was dressed in a navy blue costume with hat and shoes to match.  The duties of best man were carried out by Mr Cecil Harwood, brother of the groom.

The bride and bridegroom are well-known in the neighbourhood and have a large circle of friends.  The bride was educated at Badsey Council School and Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Evesham, being a prefect and vice-captain of Workman House at the latter school.  She was also a member of the hockey eleven.  She is now a member of the second eleven of the Evesham Hockey Club (ladies’ section) and the members of the Club formed a guard of honour as the couple left the church.  The bridegroom also takes a keen interest in all forms of sport, having been a member of the Badsey Cricket Club and the Evesham Hockey Club.

Mr & Mrs Harwood will make their future home at The Royal Oak.  They were the recipients of numerous handsome and useful presents, including one from the local branch of the Girls’ Friendly Society and another from the Evesham Ladies’ Hockey Club.  Among those present at the ceremony was Mr William Mustoe, Badsey’s “Grand Old Man”, the grandfather of the bride.  A reception was afterwards held at The Royal Oak where numerous friends and relatives attended.