Somerset County Herald 10 Oct 1942 Two Wiveliscombe Weddings Betty Amelia NORMAN to William Gilbert GOVIER and Gladys Elizabeth Annie BOWN to Dudley John NURCOMBE

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Somerset County Herald and Taunton Courier. Saturday 10 October 1942.

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The wedding took place at Wiveliscombe on Tuesday, the Vicar (Rev. C. W. BISHOP) officiating, of Miss Betty Amelia NORMAN, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. NORMAN, Lower Park Farm, Wiveliscombe, and Mr. William Gilbert GOVIER, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. GOVIER, 5, Belvedere-terrace, Taunton. Mrs. H. G. ELLIOTT was at the organ.

The bride, given away by her father, wore a cream satin dress and carried a bouquet of pink carnations and trailing fern. Miss Ivy NORMAN, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and she wore a blue silk dress with pink trimmings. Her bouquet was of pink sweet peas. The bridegroom's brother was “best man.” The honeymoon is being spent at Illfracombe. Among the many gifts was a biscuit barrel from the bride's fellow employees at Mrs. B. A. LANGDON's, Westbourne, Wiveliscombe.


The marriage took place at the Congregational Church, Wiveliscombe on Saturday of Miss Gladys Elizabeth Annie BOWN, third daughter of Mr and Mrs. Charles BOWN, of May Cottage, Ford, and Mr. Dudley John NURCOMBE, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John NURCOMBE, Silver-street, Wiveliscombe. The Rev. A. J. Le-TISSIER officiated and Miss Eileen COLLARD was at the organ. During the signing of the register and bride's sister, Mrs. W. GIBBS, sang “I'll walk beside you.

Given away by her father, the bride was dressed in ankle length ivory satin, with headdress and veil of orange blossom (lent by a friend). She carried a bouquet of dark red carnations, which she afterwards placed on her grandmother's grave. She was attended by two bridesmaids, Miss Dorothy BOWN (sister) and Miss Queenie BOWN (niece), who wore dresses of soft pink floral satin, with blue sashes, and silver headdresses, with pink shoulder veils and silver shoes. They carried bouquets of pink sweet peas and wore necklaces, the gifts of the bridegroom.

Mr. Leonard NURCOMBE (bridegroom's brother) was “best man,” whilst Messrs. Charles NURCOMBE and William BOWN were ushers.

At the reception at the bride's home 60 guests attended. Later the couple left for a short honeymoon at Ilfracombe.

About a hundred presents were received, which included a clock from the bride's late employers. Mr. and Mrs. C. COLLARD: a silk tablecloth from the bridegroom's former employer at Wellington; also a silk bedspread from his fellow employees at the factory where he is now employed; friends and members of the Congregational Church gave them a set of carvers and half a dozen dessert knives.

The bridegroom was employed by Mr. George CROSBY, of Wellington, for 15 years before being called up for work at an aircraft factory as an aircraft fitter. Mr. and Mrs. NURCOMBE will make their future home at Bridgwater.

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<NOTES: William Gilbert GOVIER son of Gilbert Cameron GOVIER and Florence CHILCOTT, married Betty Amelia NORMAN

Betty Amelia NORMAN daughter of John W. NORMAN and Annie A. BAKER, married William Gilbert GOVIER>