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The Rushden Echo, 13th March, 1914, Transcribed by Gill Hollis
Parker – Knight

A very pretty wedding was solemnised at St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, the happy couple being Miss Nellie Knight, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Knight, of 65, Newton-road, Rushden, and Mr. Herbert Parker, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Parker, of High-street South, Rushden. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. P. E. Robson, M.A. (Rector).

The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. J. Knight, and was tastefully dressed in a brown cashmere skirt and a cream blouse with a brown hat trimmed with white silk and cream roses. She was attended by two bridesmaids, Misses Florence and Beatrice Knight, who wore dresses of white silk trimmed with silk insertion. They also wore black hats lined with pink silk and trimmed to match large plumes at the back. They carried bouquets of white carnations, lilies of the valley, and maiden hair fern, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. Wm. Knight acted as best man. A reception was subsequently held at the bride’s home, upwards of 40 guests being present. A very pleasant time was spent with music and games. Some useful and beautiful presents were received, amongst them being the following :-

Mother and father of bride – set of drawers.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Knight, brother of bride – bed linen.
Joseph, brother of bride – tea service and cruet.
William, brother of bride – silver teapot and table linen.
Bert, brother of bride – clock.
Florrie Knight, bride’s sister, and Mr. A. Essam – coloured table cloth with raised flowers.
Beatrice, sister of bride – table linen.
Emily, sister of bride – handsome mantel border.
May, sister of bride – bread plate and knife.
Millie, sister of bride – set of vases.
Mother of bridegroom – table and four pictures.
Gladys, sister of bridegroom – set of vases.
Mr. J. Knight’s employees – overmantel.
Mrs. Farrow – teapot.
Miss A. Ambridge – two pairs of curtain loops.
Miss E. Stock – dainty camisole.
Miss Ivy Garley – silver fruit bowl.
Miss N. Ager – fancy bag worked with flowers.
Mrs. G. Roberts – duchesse set.
Miss L. Neal – set of jelly dishes and cake stand.
Mrs. Neal – cream jug and sugar basin.
Mrs. Stock – two pairs of pillow slips.
Mrs. Parker – antimacassars; and many other useful things.

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