Taunton Courier 11 Jun 1930 Pitminster Wedding Percy Henry OATEN and Gertrude Rose LONG Kingston Death of Walter William GAMBLIN

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Taunton Courier. Bristol and Exeter Journal, and Western Advertiser Wednesday 11 Jun 1930
Page 7 Column 4 & 5


WEDDING. - A very pretty wedding was solemnised at the Parish Church on Thurday, the bridegoom being Mr. Percy Henry OATEN, eldest son of Mr. H and the late Mrs. OATEN, of Poplar Cottage, Poundisford, and the bride, Gertrude Rose, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. LONG, of Angersleigh. The Rev. G. C. FRY, vicar of Corfe, officiated, the Vicar of Pitminster (Rev. H. FREEMAN) being away from home. The bride, who was given away by her father, was tastefully attired in white silk, with wreath and veil, and carried a bouquet of white roses and orange blossom. The bridesmaids were Miss Margaret LONG, sister of the bride, and Miss Mary OATEN, sister of the bridegroom. They wore pretty lilac colour dresses, with hats to match, and carried bouquets of pink roses. The duties of “best man” were carried out by Mr. Reginald LONG, brother of the bride. A large number of friends and well-wishers assembled at the church, both parties being well-known and respected in the district. The bridegroom is a member of the church choir. The service was choral, and the full choir attended. The hymns sung were “The voice that breathed o'er Eden.” and “O Perfect Love,” and Psalm 128 was chanted. Mr. Herbert GURNETT, organist at the church, presided at the organ, and played Mendelssohn's “Wedding March” as the bridal party left the church. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Village Hall,, Angersleigh, near the home of the bride, and fifty guests attended. The bride and bridegroom were the recipients of a large number of valuable and useful gifts, including a clock from the adult members of Pitminster Church Choir. The honeymoon is being spent at Minehead.


DEATH OF MR. W. W. GAMLIN. - Kingston has lost one of its oldest inhabitants by the death, at the age of 80 years, of Mr. Walter William GAMLIN, of 3, Park Cottages, Kingston. Deceased, who had resided in Kingston from birth, had been ill for many months, and he succumbed at 1.30 on Thursday afternoon. His wife predeceased him by 30 years. Mr. GAMLIN leaves two daughter to mourn their loss. His brother is Mr. Richard GAMLIN, of the Farmer's Arms, Kingston. The funeral takes place at Kingston Church on Tuesday, at three o'clock.

GREENWAY CHAPEL. - The annual meetings in connection with Greenway Chapel, Kingston, were held on Sunday and Thursday. The preachers for Sunday were Mr. BIMSON, of Hatch Beauchamp (morning), and Mr. G. SCOTT, Taunton (evening). On Thursday Divine service was held at 4 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Franklin PARK, of Taunton, who gave a very inspiring address. Tea was served at 5.30. A public meeting followed at 6.30, Mr. R. STONE occupying the chair, the Rev. F. S. PARK and Mr. F. J. CLARKE being the speakers, whilst friends from Albermarle Church, under their Pastor (the Rev. F. C. BOORMAN), rendered some very pleasing music. This with a recitation given by a member of the church was much enjoyed. Collections at all the services were in aid of church funds. The attendance throughout was good.

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