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Somerset County Herald and Taunton Courier Saturday 18 Oct 1958
Page 12 Column 5 & 6
CURRY RIVEL BRIDE
Photo: Alexander TAYLOR, Delmar Studio, East-street, Taunton.
The wedding group outside St. Andrew's Church, Curry Rivel, on Saturday, after the marriage of Mr. Reginald Arthur BROOM, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. M. BROOM, Manor Farm, Burrowbridge, and Miss Alice Jean BURGE, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. BURGE, 1, Honeylands, Curry Rivel. The service was conducted by the Rev. J. H. MAUDE-ROXBY, and organist was Mr. PARSONS.
Given away by her father, the bride wore a dress of ivory brocade with waist-length veil and headdress of pearl and nylon rosebuds. She carried lemon rosebuds. Her bridesmaids were Miss Angela BURGE (youngest sister) and the Misses Pauline TROTMAN and Katherine BROOM (nieces of the bridegroom). All were attired in green silvered brocade with white velvet muffs and Alice bands decorated with sprays of purple heather. Their silver bracelets were the gifts of the bridegroom. All the dresses were made by the bride and her sister Mary. Best man was the bridegroom's brother, Mr. Metford BROOM, and ushers were Messrs. J. BARNARD and Henry BROOM.
On leaving the church the bride was presented with lucky tokens by her sisters Ruth and Mary, her cousin Maxine TROTT, and the bridegroom's niece, Sally Ann BROOM.
A reception was held at the Sewers Hall, where there were 120 guests. The couple were the recipients of over 120 presents, including a dinner service from the Manager of the National Provincial Bank, Taunton; clock from the bride's colleagues at the bank; table mats, Curry Rivel C.C., for whom the bride was official scorer; and a water set from the St. Andrew's bellringing team, of which she was a member. The bridegroom received a table lamp from his skittles team colleagues at the King Alfred Hotel, Burrowbridge.
The honeymoon is being spent touring Cornwall, and the bride for going away wore a pale turquoise suite with black accessories.
Touches were rung on Curry Rivel Church bells during the afternoon.
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