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The Rushden Echo, 15th April 1898, transcribed by Kay Collins
Wedding - Lack & Willmott
Easter Wedding At Rushden

There was a big gathering at the Old Baptist Chapel, Rushden, on Monday last, when the Rev. W. J. Tomkins, until recently the pastor of the church, united in marriage Miss Willmott (daughter of Mr. George Willmott, fruiterer, Rushden), and Mr. Ernest William Lack. The wedding was a very pretty one. The bride was charmingly attired in a dress of cream cashmere, trimmed with lace, and wore a white hat, with white plume and spray of orange blossom. She carried a beautiful shower bouquet (supplied by Mr. F. Betts, florist) and was attended by the following young ladies as bridesmaids:— Miss Nellie Willmott (sister), Miss Lizzie Willmott, Miss Hillson, and Miss Bessie Partridge (cousins), Miss Lizzie Lack and Miss Emma Lack (sisters of the bridegroom). Miss Lizzie Willmott and Miss Hillson wore blue-grey dresses, trimmed with lace and silk, and their white hats were trimmed with white plumes, Miss Nellie Willmott and Miss Lizzie Lack wore dresses of grey shot figured alpaca, trimmed with lace, and white hats trimmed with white plumes. Miss Emma Lack and Miss Bessie Partridge (little girls) were prettily dressed in blue-grey. The bride was given away by her father, and Mr. Herbert Lack was best man. Messrs. John Willmott and George Willmott (brothers of the bride) were also present. After the ceremony, the relatives and friends of the newly-wedded pair partook of luncheon at Mr. Willmott's, and later in the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Lack left for Hastings and St. Leonards where the honeymoon is being spent. Mrs. Lack's travelling dress was a grey costume, trimmed with velvet. There were a large number of presents, among them being the following:—

Mrs. E. Robinson, set of boot brushes and teapot; Mr. J. Willmott, curb; Mr. G. Willmott, fire brasses; Mr. A. Willmott, copper kettle, bread board and knife; Mrs. G. Fountain, hand-painted umbrella stand; Miss S. Neville, pickle-fork, jam-spoon, and butter knife; Mr. Birch, copper warming pan; Miss E. Clark, basket and grasses; Miss N. Willmott, water jug, glasses, and tray; Mr. and Mrs. W. Lack, coal vase; Mrs. W. Sanders, white counterpane; Miss C. Bayes, afternoon waiter; Miss Brown, and Miss Tester, fire screen; Mr. J. Badburn, half-dozen tumblers; Mrs. F. Cave, silver butter dish; Mrs. J. Hillson, half-dozen dessert spoons, pair teaspoons and half-dozen forks; Mrs. Denton. two umbrellas; Miss N. Ward, framed text; Miss Fisher, 3 breakfast cupe and saucers and spoon; Miss S. Adams, pair of mats; Miss Abbott, marmalade jar and spoon; Miss Willmott, cheese dish, water jug, and half-a-dozen glasses; Mr. and Mrs. Hillson and daughter, toilet set; Mrs. and Miss Spencer, butter knife; Mrs. Colson, dinner cruet; Miss B. Partridge and Miss E. Lack, paste board and rolling pin; Mrs. Hillson, skin mats; Miss E. Hillson, pair of table spoons; Mr. W. Sanders, pair of boots; Mr. and Mrs. Sykes, pair of sugar claws; Mr. and Mrs. G. Perkins, half-a-dozen tea knifes; Mr. D. E. Patrick, silver brooch: Miss I. Pell, dust pan and hand-brush; Mr. and Mrs. H. Perkins, fruit spoon; Mr. and Mrs. Radburn, dinner cruet; Mrs. Foster and daughters, half-dozen dessert spoons; Mr. and Mrs. Adnitt, breakfast cruet; Mrs. S. Knight, pair of hassocks; Mrs. T. Sanders, upholstered wicker chair.

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