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Rushden Echo & Argus, 19th April 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

The marriage took place at St. Andrew’s Church, Kettering, yesterday week, of Mr. William Alfred Evans, proprietor of the Queen Victoria Hotel, Rushden, and of the Royal Hotel, Kettering, to Miss Julia Coleman, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Coleman, of Kettering-road, Rothwell. The vicar (Rev. F. J. Burt) officiated. As the guest assembled in the church appropriate musice was played by the organist, Mr. Essam. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. William Coleman, was fashionably gowned in grey crepe de chine with hat to match, and she carried a shower bouquet of pink carnations, the gift of the bridegroom. Her jewellery consisted of an amethyst and pearl pendant, also the gift of the bridegroom. One bridesmaid was in attendance, viz., Miss May Page (niece of the bride), who was attired in pale mauve crepe de chine with hat to match, and who carried a shower bouquet of two shades of pink carnations. She also wore a gold wristlet watch, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. V. Bailey, of Kettering, was best man.

A reception at the Royal Hotel followed the ceremony, the guests including Miss Evans and Mrs. G. Martin (daughters of the bridegroom), and immediate relatives of the bride.

Mr. and Mrs. Evans, who were the recipients of numerous and costly wedding gifts, left by the 4.40p.m. train for London. The bridegroom, during in his four years’ residence in Rushden, has made many friends, but beyond being a Past Master of Freemasonry, his energies have been mainly confined to his business, although his generous disposition has on numerous occasions led him to assist local deserving organisations by placing his commodious assembly room at their disposal.

Rushden Argus, 22nd May 1914, transcribed by Kay Collins

VICTORIA HOTEL—Mr. William Alfred Evans, who has just been appointed manager of the Queen Victoria Hotel to Messrs. Phipps and Co., is well known in Freemasonry. He has been, associated with the licensed trade for the past 33 years, and it is hoped that the Rushden Bowling Club will be resuscitated under his direction.

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