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Rushden Echo & Argus, 1934
Benning – Barker

  The wedding took place at the Wellingborough-road Mission Church, Rushden, on Saturday, the Rev. E. E. Bromage officiating, of Miss Mabel Beatrice Barker and Mr. Ronald Harry Benning, the well-known trombone player of the Rushden Mission Band.

  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Barker, of 26, Sartoris-road, Rushden, and the bridegroom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Benning, of 59, Midland-road, Rushden.

  The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a white lace dress, with veil and orange blossom, and white satin slippers.  She carried a sheaf of harissa lilies.

  The bridesmaids were Miss Grace Barker, of Rushden, her sister, and Miss Grace Tear, of Northampton, cousin.  They wore dresses of pale pink flowered georgette, headdresses of pale pink forget-me-nots and silver leaves, and silver shoes.  The bridesmaids had bouquets of pale pink carnations, and wore jewelled bracelets, gifts of the bridegroom.

  Mr. Les Curtis was the best man and Mr. Sid Weekley was at the organ, the hymns being “Lead us Heavenly Father” and “O Perfect Love.”

  Among the many gifts were an eiderdown from the bride’s fellow workers at Messrs. Eaton and Co., a silver tea pot from the Mission Sunday School teachers, and a frameless mirror from the Mission Choir.  The bridegroom’s gifts included an oxydised silver fern bowl from the Mission Band and a copper kettle and bread board from the clickers at Messrs. Jaques and Clark, Ltd., boot manufacturers.

  The newly wedded couple spent their honeymoon at Lincoln, and in future will reside at 3 Pytchley-road, Rushden.

  Messrs. Wadsworth Bros. Rushden, supplied the cars.

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