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Taunton Courier. Bristol and Exeter Journal, and Western Advertiser Wednesday 02 Jan 1935
Page 4 Column 6 & 7
PLUMRIDGE – HAYES.
Mr Archibald Ralph PLUMRIDGE, hairdresser, of East Reach, Taunton, and the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald David PLUMRIDGE, of 11, Tancred-street, was married to Miss Vera HAYES, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Samuel HAYES, of the Beresford Arms, East Reach, at the Temple Church on Wednesday. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. R. SLATER.
The hymns, “The Voice that breathed o'er Eden” and “O Perfect Love.” were sung. Miss CHIVERS presiding at the organ.
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a white satin gown, and a bridal veil, which was loaned by her grandmother. Mrs. W. S. HAYES, of “Greyland,” South-road. She carried a bouquet of arum lilies and was attended by two bridesmaids, Miss Betty HAYES, sister, and Miss Winifred PLUMRIDGE, sister of the bridegroom. They wore ankle-length dresses of pink satin, with silver shoes, and carried bouquets of bronze? and yellow chrysanthemums. Mr. Ralph MOORE, nephew of the bridegroom, was the “best man.”
The bride's mother's dress was of black and white velvet, with hat to match, and the bridegroom's mother wore a fawn dress with hat to match. The bridesmaids received gold necklaces, the gift of the bridegroom.
A reception was held at the Beresford Arms, at which about 48 guests were present. Afterwards the happy couple left for Bath, where their honeymoon was spent, the bride travelling in a maroon dress with brown hat and coat.
Among the presents was a chromium companion set from the bar of the Beresford Arms, and a clock and ornaments from the ladies'-room. A large number of other presents were received.
Mr. William DURSTON, of Kingston-road, youngest son of Mr. Wm. DURSTON and the late Mrs. DURSTON, of Romford, Essex, and Miss Winifred Eva FOWLER, youngest daughter of Mrs. YARDE and the late Mr. T. FOWLER, of 4, Woodbine Cottages, Wood-street, were married at St. James' Church on Wednesday, the ceremony being conducted by the Rev. E. OGDEN.
The bride wore a white silk gown, and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums, and was attended by her oldest sister, Mrs. R. GOVIER, who wore a flowered crepe-de-chine dress, and carried white chrysanthemums. She was given away by her step-brother, Mr. W. J. MANNING.
The bride's mother attended, and wore a navy blue dress. The bridesmaid wore a gold necklace, the gift of the bridegroom.
The duties of “best man” were undertaken by Mr. Arthur WESTON (the bridegroom's brother-in-law).
There was a large gathering at St. Saviour's Church, Weston-super-Mare, for the wedding of Mr. Frederick Gilbert STABBINS, the well-known Taunton and West Country boxer, who is a member of the Somerset Constabulary – youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. STABBINS, of Knightcott, Banwell?, and Miss Kathleen EDWARDS, twin-daughter of Mrs. K. EDWARDS and the late Mr. EDWARDS, of Locking-road, Weston-super-Mare. The Vicar (the Rev. W. H. WILLIAMS) officiated. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. G. MARSH, wore white velvet, and was attended by four bridesmaids, Misses B. TRIPP and J. TRIPP (cousins), G. COLE, and K. FISHER, who wore red velvet. The “best man” was Mr. Bert STABBINS, and the groomsmen were Mr. S. NASH and Police-Constable LUSCOMBE. The latter married the bride's twin-sister.
At St. James' Church on Boxing-day Mr. Walter Clifford DEVENISH, 98, Thurlbeare-road, Orchard Portman, fourth son of Mr. John DEVENISH, was married to Miss Elsie Gladys DODGE, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. DODGE, of Laburnum-street, Taunton. The service was conducted by the Vicar (the Rev. E. OGDEN), and the duties of “best man” were carried out by Mr. George DODGE (brother of the bride). Given away by her father, the bride wore a dress of pink silk velvet, with white heather, and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums. The bridesmaid, Miss Rene KING, wore a blue velveteen frock and a pink lace hat, and carried a bouquet of pale yellow chrysanthemums. The bride's mother wore a blue dress and hat. There were about 40 guests at the reception which followed the ceremony.
The wedding took place on Monday at Holy Trinity Church of Mr. Wm Henry HALLETT, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward HALLETT, of 13, Cromwell-road, and Miss Gwendoline DAWE, eldest daughter of the late Corporal DAWE and of Mrs. WARRY, of 4, Noble-street Taunton. The Rev. John BROOKE officiated.
The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Dennis DAWE, wore a white crepe de chine dress and head dress of orange blossom, and carried a sheaf of lilies and carnations. She was attended by three bridesmaids, her sister, Miss Ivy DAWE, and the Misses Phyllis and Doris HALLETT, sisters of the bridegroom. They wore blue georgette dresses and carried bouquets of pink chrysanthemums. The bride's mother wore a green silk dress with hat to match, and the bridegroom's mother wore a maroon dress with hat to match. The bride received a pearl necklace, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride's present to the bridegroom consisted of gold cuff-links. The bridegroom's presents to the bridesmaids were gold necklaces with blue stones.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's mother, when about 40 guests attended.
The happy couple were the recipients of about 40 presents, including an over-mirror from the bride's former colleagues at the Van Heusen factory.
The wedding took place at the Temple Methodist Church on Wednesday of Mr. Clifford James BALE, of the Barricades???, Taunton, only son of the late Mr. BALE and Mrs. PAYNE, of Mountain Ash, South Wales, and Miss Gladys Elsie Ellen JONES, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Edwin JONES, of 53, Hill-terrace, Taunton. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. R. SLATER. The bride wore a blue satin dress with a crinoline hat and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums. She was given away by her father and attended by two sisters, as bridesmaids, Miss Dorothy JONES and Miss Hilda JONES, who wore pink silk frocks. The bride's mother was dressed in a black floral dress and black hat. Mr. Charles COLES was “best man.”
At St. Andrew's Church on Wednesday the marriage took place of Mr. Gilbert Christopher HOMER, son of Mr. and Mrs. HOMER, of Rose Cottage, Cheddon-road, and Miss Cecily Mary Thompson SMITH, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. T. R. SMITH, of 8, Leslie-avenue. The bridegroom is a well-known playing member of the Taunton Rugby Club.
The bride was given away by her father and attended by her twin sisters, Esther and Mary SMITH. She wore a powder blue marocain dress with hat to match and carried a bouquet of pink carnations and white heather. The bridemaids wore beige marocain dresses with hats to match and carried bouquets of yellow chrysanthemums. The bride's mother wore a wine-coloured dress with hat to match and the bridegroom's mother's dress was of navy blue georgette. The bridesmaids received turquoise brooches, the gift of the bridegroom.
After the ceremony a reception was held in St. Andrew's Hall, when about 46 guests were present. After the reception the happy couple left for their home at Sunny Dene, Hadney??? Hill. They were the recipients of about 50 handsome presents.
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