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Saturday 6 September 1924 – Wedding of Frances Ellen Moisey at Badsey

Category Hatches, Matches and Dispatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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On Saturday afternoon, a pretty though quiet wedding took place at St James’ Church, Badsey, amid the one spell of bright sunshine of an otherwise wet and dull day.  The contracting parties were Miss Frances Ellen Moisey, the third daughter of Mr & Mrs George Moisey of Bredon View, Badsey, and Mr Percy Grinnell, eldest son of Mr W Grinnell of 9 Common Road, Evesham, a well-known employee of Messrs Fowler & Son, Evesham.  Miss R Sandalls, a friend of the bride, and Miss L Moisey, sister of the bride, were the bridesmaids.  They made a charming picture in pale blue crepe silk dresses with pink and pale blue trimmings, wearing black picture hats trimmed with pink and blue rosettes, and black shoes and pale blue stockings.  They also wore gold brooches, the gift of the bridegroom and carried bouquets of pink and white dahlias with foliage, kindly made and given by Miss E Sladden.

The bride looked very pretty in a dress of white crepe-de-chine with an overlay of silk lace which was trimmed and draped with silver beads.  Her embroidered veil was trimmed with orange blossoms, and was given by her mother.  She wore white buckskin shoes and white stockings and carried a sheaf of arum lilies, the gift of the bridegroom.  The ceremony was conducted by the Rev Joseph Reaney, BD, officiating clergyman during the absence of the Rev W C Allsebrook.  The bride was given away by her father who is well known as the parish clerk.  Mr E Grinnell, who is a cousin of the bridegroom, acted as best man.

The reception was held at the bride’s home, Bredon View, Badsey, where were to be seen some beautiful flowers and a fine array of useful presents, which the happy couple have received.  The bride’s going away dress was of brown gabardine with hat to match.  Owing unfortunately to illness in the family, the honeymoon was cut rather short.  Mr & Mrs Grinnell will reside at Blenheim Cottage, Badsey.