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Friday 13 January 1950 – Wedding of Richard Arthur Plant at Bretforton

Category Hatches, Matches and Despatches » Marriages
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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Badsey and Bretforton families were united at St Leonard’s Church, Bretforton, on Saturday, when Miss Dorothy Amy Cook, daughter of Mrs and the late Mr A Y Cook of 3 New Street, Bretforton, was married to Mr Richard Arthur Plant, youngest son of Mr & Mrs J H Plant of 15 Synehurst Avenue, Badsey.  They will make their future home at Edenbrook, Middle Littleton.

The choral service was conducted by the Vicar, the Rev C M Stickings, and the congregation sang the hymn “The Voice that Breathed O’er Eden” and chanted Psalm 67.  The organist, Mr A Kerr of Badsey, played a wedding march as the couple left the church.

Wearing white figured satin with embroidered veil, and carrying a bouquet of pink carnations with maidenhair fern, the bride was given away by her father.  Around her throat she wore a treble string of pearls, a gift from the bridegroom.

Her attendants, Miss Margaret Cook (sister) and Miss Muriel Robinson (friend) were attired in pale green heavy crepe dresses with embroidered waistlines, and wore headdresses to tone.  They carried pink chrysanthemums.  Mr Joseph H Plant (bridegroom’s brother) was best man.

Forty guests were entertained at the reception held at the bride’s home.

The bridegroom presented a silver pendant to Miss Cook and a silver dress clip to Miss Robinson.

Both the bride and bridegroom are very popular in the district.  The bride, who was educated at Bretforton and Blackminster Schools, is now in the employ of the Manor Dairy, Badsey.  The bridegroom, a past pupil of Badsey Council School and Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Evesham, is on the staff of Marshall’s Transport, Aldington.  His three years’ naval service included two years in the Mediterranean based on Malta.