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Saturday 18 April 1936 – Wedding of Miriel Joan Knight at Badsey

Category Hatches, Matches and Despatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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St James’ Church, Badsey, was filled to capacity on Wednesday, on the occasion of the marriage of Miss Miriel Joan Knight, only child of Mr & Mrs T H Knight of Synehurst, Badsey, and Mr Frank William Warren, second son of Mr E Warren and the late Mrs Warren of Broadway.

Church decorations remaining from the Easter celebrations lent colour to the ceremony, performed by the Vicar (Canon W C Allsebrook).  The Vicar, accompanied by the surplice choir, met the bride at the church door, and the bridal train, headed by the choristers, moved down the aisle to the singing of “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us”.

The bride, attractively attired in oyster satin and carrying red roses, lilies of the valley and heather, entered the church on the arm of her father.  Her two attendants were Miss Joan Warren, sister of the groom, and Miss M Davies, cousin of the bride.  Each wore a becoming dress of flowered taffeta and carried blue and yellow iris.  Mr C Warren, brother of the groom, was the best man.  At the termination of the service the congregation joined in the singing of the hymn, “O Perfect Love”, and as the bridal train left the church, Mr Douglas Pethard, a friend of the bride, who was at the organ, played appropriate music.  Local campanologists rang a merry peal on the bells after the ceremony, and again in the evening.

Over 100 guests were entertained at Badsey Schools, from which Mr & Mrs Warren left early in the evening for their honeymoon, which is being spent in touring Devon.

The bride, who was educated at Prince Henry’s Grammar School, and distinguished herself on the hockey field, has for some years past been employed as a telephonist at Evesham Post Office, and among the numerous handsome presents Mr & Mrs Warren received was a valuable tea service from her colleagues.

Mr Warren, who is a keen cricketer, is also a successful horseman, although his activities in this sphere have been curbed of late, consequent upon a serious accident with which he met some three years ago, when riding in the North Cotswold Hunt Point-to-Point races.  His connection with Messrs Titchmarsh & Hunt Ltd of Broadway takes him over a wide area in the Cotswolds where he is well known.

M & Mrs Warren will make their future home at Toddington.