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Rushden Echo, 27th October 1916, transcribed by Gill Hollis
Clark - Partridge

The wedding took place at the Park-road Wesleyan Church on Saturday week, of Miss Emily Partridge, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Partridge, of Alfred-street, Rushden, and Corporal Leonard Clark, of the R.G.A., third son of Mr. and Mrs. William Clark, of Robinson-road, Rushden.  The Rev. H. S. Southall officiated.  The bride, who was given away by her father, was tastefully attired in a dress of ivory silk voile, and carried a sheaf of white lilies, the gift of the bridegroom.  She wore a bridal veil and orange blossom, kindly lent by Mrs. Leonard Liggins.  Four bridesmaids were in attendance – Misses F. and A. Partridge (sisters of the bride), who wore dresses of shell pink crepe with black velour hats, trimmed to match, and Miss N. Partridge (sister of the bride) and Miss A. Clark (sister of the bridegroom), who wore white voile dresses with black velour hats, trimmed to match.  All wore sprays of white flowers and gold brooches, the gifts of the bridegroom.  Mr. W. J. Clark (brother of the bridegroom) efficiently carried out the duties of best man.  The service was fully choral, Miss R. Peck officiating at the organ.  The hymns “The Voice that breathed o’er Eden” and “O Perfect Love,” were sung, and as the happy pair left the Church the organist played appropriate wedding music.  Subsequent to the ceremony a reception was held in the Wesleyan schoolroom where about fifty guests were entertained.  Corporal and Mrs. Clark were the recipients of a large number of costly and useful presents, including a handsome tea service and silver mounted sugar dredge from the employers, staff, and girls of Messrs. Walter Sargent and Co., Crabb-street, where the bride is employed. 

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