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Unidentified newsclip, 1948
Bridgeford - Tyas
Airman Weds

A RUSHDEN airman, Mr. Raymond Malcolm Francis Bridgeford, was married recently to a Barnsley girl, Miss Muriel Evelyn Tyas. The ceremony at St. George's Church, Barnsley, was conducted by the Rev. D. K. Akehurst.

Ray & MurielThe bridegroom is the youngest son of Mrs. Emily Bridgeford, of 9, Tennyson Road, Rushden, and the late Mr. William Bridgeford, and the bride is the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Tyas, of 80, Blenheim Road, Barnsley, Yorks.

The bride, who was given away by her father was attired in a cream Moygashel suit with brown accessories. Her spray was of red carnations.

The bride's sister, Miss Norma Tyas, was in attendance, dressed in blue with a feathered headdress. She carried a spray of pink carnations.

Mr. J. Tyas was best man, and the organist was Mr. A. Shaw.

After the reception, the couple left for Devon, the bride wearing a maroon costume with hat to match.

Ray, Muriel, and daughter Denise aged 6 months
riught: Son Philip joined the family in 1962
Ray bought himself out of the RAF and then worked in the print trade. A tragic accident in 1968 meant he was unable to work. Denise emigrated to America in 1974, when she married Michael Holyoak, a Finedon man, whom she had met whilst working at Calor Gas. Several of Michael's family were already in America, and his parents had emigrated in 1972. Philip regularly visits his sister and her family in Massachusetts. [2014]

Ray at work laying up type ready to start printing
At work in the 1960s

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