Two people well-known in musical circles at Rushden, were married at the Congregational Church there on Tuesday, and there were present at the service many well-wishers of the town and district.
The bridegroom was Mr. Leonard Valentine Elliott, second son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Elliott, of 19, Midland-road, Rushden, and the bride Miss Margaret Daisy Catlin, only daughter of Mrs. A. Mead, of "Streetsville," Spencer-road, Rushden, and of the late Mr. Arthur Catlin.
The bridegroom holds an important journalistic position with the Northants Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., by whom he has been employed nearly 17 years, and since 1920 has been engaged at Rushden. He is the organist and choirmaster at the Congregational Church, and secretary and deputy conductor of the Rushden Choral Society.
The bride has been for manv years associated with the Congregational Church and Sunday School, being a choir member and Sunday School teacher, and is also a member of the Rushden Choral Society.
The church had been very nicely decorated with sweet peas by ladies of the church and friends of the bride and bridegroom.
The Rev E. J. K. Wright, of Lower Edmonton, London (former pastor of the Congregational Church), and the Rev. W. R. Leaton (the present pastor) officiated at the ceremony.
Given away by her mother, the bride looked charming in a full-length gown of parchment satin, trimmed with pearl, and wore also shoes to match, an old silk lace veil (kindly lent), and orange blossom. She carried a spray of coral pink roses.
There were two bridesmaidsMiss Nancy Watts, of Leicester (friend of the bride), and four-year-old Molly Elliott (niece of the bridegroom).
Miss Watts was dressed in a full gowin of coral pink georgette, with Juliet cap shoes to match, and carried a spray of cream roses. Little Miss Molly Elliott wore an old-fashioned long frilled frock, also of coral pink flowered organdie, and a floral wreath. Her posy was of cream roses.
A friend of the bridegroom, Mr. G. Herbert Parkin, was the best man. Mrs. Craker (hon. accompanist to the Rushden Choral Society) was the organist, and the hymns sung were "We Lift our Hearts, O Father" and "O Love Divine and Golden."
The Congregational Schools, where the reception was held, had also been decorated with sweet peas. About 60 guests were present, and the happy couple left for Shanklin, Isle of Wight, during the afternoon. For travelling Mrs. L. V. Elliott wore a green ostrich cloth three-piece suit, with hat to match. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Elliott will reside at 89, Spencer-road, Rushden.
The bride's dress was made by Miss Ella Watts, of Leicester, and the wedding cake was made and given by Mrs. Edgar Linnitt.
Over 70 presents were received by Mr. and Mrs. Elliott, and included a clock from the C.W.S. girls, Westminster chime clock in walnut from the Rushden Choral Society, cutlery and table silver ware from Rushden and Kettering colleagues of the Northamptonshire Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., and vases from the Rushden Congregational Sports Club.
At the reception Mr. G. Lord presented to the happy couple a flower bowl, on behalf of the Congregational Church choir, and Mr. Fred Harbour a case of fish knives and forks on behalf of the Sunday School teachers and scholars.