Yesterday (Thursday) morning the marriage took place at the Wesleyan Church, Park-road, Rushden, of Mr. Alfred T. Watson, assistant manager of the Wellingborough gas works, and only son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watson, of Rushden, to Miss Alice P. Michell, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs Stephen Michell, of Lilleville, Rushden. Considerable interest was taken in the wedding, the contracting parties being well-known and highly respected and each being closely identified with the Wesleyan Church. The officiating minister was the Rev. John Grimshaw, of Manchester, who was assisted by the Rev. H. J. Atkinson.
The bride, who was given away by her father, was very prettily attired in crème voile de chine, with trimmings of silk lace, appliqués and ruchings. She wore a cream chiffon hat, with ostrich feather, and carried a lovely spray of flowers.
The bridesmaids were Miss Violet Michell (sister of the bride) and Miss Nellie Watson (sister of the bridegroom), and they were attired in dainty dresses of cream taffeta de soie, trimmed with Guipure lace and silk pleatings, with hats to match.
The Rev. T. Edwards Thompson of Leicester, and formerly of Rushden, was the best man.
Mr. Chas. Wooding officiated at the organ, and played a choice selection of marital music. The hymns were “The Voice that breathed o’er Eden” and “Father, at Thy footstool see.”
After the ceremony the reception was held at Lilleville by Mr. and Mrs. Michell.
The honeymoon is being spent at Bexhill-on-Sea, Mr. and Mrs. Watson leaving Rushden by the 2.19 train. The bride’s travelling dress was a dark brown cloth tailor-made costume, with velvet and chiffon hat of the same colour.
Many lovely presents had been received, including a silver breakfast cruet from the staff of the Newton-road Infants’ school, in which the bride was up to recently a teacher.
Mr. and Mrs. Watson will reside at Wellingborough.
The dresses were made by Mrs. W. E. Sargent, costumier.