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Rushden Echo, 11th August 1916, transcribed by Kay Collins
Hopes - Green
The marriage was solemnized at the Park-road Baptist Church, Rushden, on Sunday of Miss Gertrude Lilian Green, younger daughter of the late Mr. Jos. Green, and Mrs. Green, of 119, High-street, Rushden, and Mr. Herbert George Hopes, son of the late Supt. Hopes, of Ipswich Police Force. The Rev. H. J. Horn officiated.

The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. William Green, wore a biscuit-coloured costume and black hat, and carried a bouquet of lilies and white heather. She was attended by three bridesmaids—Miss Ivy Parker (Bedford), and Miss Ada Green (cousins), and little Miss Joan Iliffe (niece). The elder bridesmaids wore navy blue costumes, and hats to match, and the little girl looked very pretty in a white silk frock and mob cap. All wore gold brooches, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. Fred Green (cousin of the bride) was best man. A reception at the bride’s home followed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Hopes are spending their honeymoon at Ipswich. The wedding gifts were numerous and useful.

Family Notes - from Cliff Iliffe

George Hopes worked for the Standard Engineering Company which was at the bottom of College Street where Tarry’s factory was. George was an engineer by trade

Some time after he was married to Gertrude he had a fall off a 5 foot garden wall and broke his leg which didn’t mend properly, so he had a bad limp. It was after this that he joined the family business “Greens” [grocery] with Gertrude. Because of his disability George stayed working at the shop during the 1914-18 war.

Gertrude’s mother and father lived at 5 West Street so when her Grandma retired from the shop in the High Street and moved to Victoria Road. When they were married Gertrude and George moved in and lived over the shop, and ran it all their working life. They never had any children. They had a car which Gertrude used to drive and took her nephew Cliff Iliffe, and his parents brothers and sisters out.

They bought a bungalow in Cogenhoe which they used to go to at weekends. Gertrude died quite young of cancer and George lived at Cogenhoe until after the second world war.

Gertrude and Florence had three brothers and they all went into the Pork butcher business in different parts of the country.

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