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Saturday 16 November 1935 – Wedding of George Edgar Knight at Evesham

Category Hatches, Matches and Dispatches » Marriages
The Gloucestershire Echo
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Mr George Edgar Knight, of Badsey, the popular Evesham Town AFC player, who has also seen service with Cheltenham Town and Bromsgrove Rovers in the Birmingham Combination, was married at All Saints’ Church, Evesham, today.

A member of a family of great sportsmen, Mr Knight has for several seasons figured prominently in senior football, and at the present time is Evesham Town’s inside right.

In 1930 he was a member of the Worcestershire AF team which toured Massachusetts, USA, and he also appeared against the Worcester, Massachusetts side which played several games in England.

His bride is Miss Dorothy Andrews, daughter of Mrs M and the late Mr Walter William Andrews of 11 Windsor Road, Evesham, and she, too, is exceptionally well known in Evesham and the surrounding district.

Conducted by Canon W C Allsebrook, vicar of Badsey, the ceremony was largely attended by friends of the bride and groom, and many Evesham footballers were in the congregation.

Given away by her uncle, Mr M Bearcroft, the bride made a charming picture in a gown of ivory panne velvet fashioned in a new peacock silhouette design.  She wore a halo of lilies of the valley which held a veil in place, and she carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley and white heather.

There were two bridesmaids, the Misses Phyllis and Mabel Andrews, sisters of the bride, and they wore frocks of mauve panne velvet, with halos of palma violets and wore gloves and shoes to tone.  They carried posies of palma violets.

The best man was Mr Ronald Knight, the groom’s brother, and following the ceremony a reception, attended by a large number of relations and friends, was held at the Montfort Café, Evesham.

During the reception, Mr & Mrs Knight left for London where the honeymoon is being spent, the bride travelling in a dusty pink tweed frock, a brown fur coat and hat and gloves to match.

They will make their future home at Lidcombe, Albert Road, Evesham.

Mr & Mrs Knight received many handsome and valuable presents, which included a magnificent clock from the staff of Evesham Rural District Council.  Mr Knight is assistant sanitary inspector and surveyor to the Evesham RDC.