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Rushden Echo, 13th December 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins
Fox – Childs
Rushden & Higham Wedding
A pretty wedding was solemnised at the Park-road Baptist Church, Rushden, on Saturday, the contracting parties being Miss Ethel Childs, the fourth daughter of Mr and the late Mrs Ed. Childs, of Harborough-road, Rushden, and Mr Edgar Alfred Fox, only surviving son of Mr and the late Mrs Frank Fox, of 32, College-street, Higham Ferrers.

The bride was charmingly gowned in a dress of white crepe-de-chine, trimmed with ninon and lace and white satin. She wore a gold brooch and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums, carnations and white heather. She wore an embroidered bridal veil with a wreath of orange blossom, and was attended by four bridesmaids, Miss Gladys Childs (niece of the bride), Miss Violet Kilsby (niece), Miss Nellie Goosey (friend), and Miss Mabel Brewer, of Kettering (niece of the bridegroom). Miss Kilsby and Miss Goosey wore dressed of pale blue silk, and Miss Childs and Miss Brewer wore saxe blue dresses of crepe-de-chine. Each wore a gold brooch and a badge of the bridegroom’s regiment. They carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums and pink carnations. The bouquets and brooches were the gift of bridegroom.

The bridegroom, who is on leave from France is in the Army Remount Services, having been in France since Sept. 1916. Sapper Fred Parker, Royal Engineers, discharged the duties of best man. The service was conducted by the Rev R C Law. Mr W Flood officiated at the organ, and as the bride entered the church played the Wedding March. The hymns “O love divine and golden” and “Love divine, all love excelling” were sung. After the service a reception was held at the Moor-road Schools, Rushden, where upwards of 60 guests gathered. The Rev R C Law, in an appropriate speech, congratulated the happy couple. Mr F G Fox and the bridegroom briefly replied. During the afternoon a telegram was received from France as follows: “Heartiest congratulations to you and yours.—From the Boys of the Garrison Shoemakers.”

Many useful and valuable presents were received.

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