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The Rushden Echo, 23rd September 1898, transcribed by Kay Collins
Wedding - Parkin & Linnitt
A good deal of interest was manifested yesterday in the wedding of Mr. G. H. Parkin, son of the Rev. M. E. Parkin, the respected pastor of the Congregational Church, with Miss Linnitt, daughter of Mr. T. W. C. Linnitt, of Higham-road, Rushden. The ceremony took place at the Congregational Church, the Revs. M. E. Parkin and T. G. Harper being the officiating ministers. Prior to the arrival of the wedding party, Mr. W. L. Sargent, the organist, played Blake's March. The bride, who leant on the arm of her father as she entered the church, was charmingly attired in a costume of white cashmere, trimmed with chiffon, and wore a bridal veil with wreath of orange blossoms. She carried a magnificent shower bouquet, composed of white roses, tuberoses, lily-of-the-valley, and encharis lilies. The bridesmaids were:—Miss Emily Maddock (Leicester), Miss Olave Parkin, and Miss Florrie (Garfirth (Wellingborough). Master Rennie Parkin attended as page dressed in black velvet. Miss Maddock's and Miss Parkin's dresses were of cream cashmere, trimmed with lace and ribbon, and their hats were of chiffon, trimmed with tips. Miss Garfirth wore a pink dress, and a white hat trimmed with ribbon and tips. The bridegroom's presents to the bridesmaids and page were:—Miss Maddock and Miss Parkin, gold rings; Miss Garfirth, gold locket with portraits of the bride and bridegroom; Master Parkin, watchchain. The bridesmaids' bouquets were of pink carnations, pink bouvardia, white roses and lily-of-the-valley, supplied by Messrs. Seckington and Son, who also provided the shower bouquet for the bride. The bride was given away by her father, and Mr. Harry Nunney, of Chesterfield, was best man. On the wedding party leaving the church, they were greeted with showers of confetti, and Mr. Sargent played Mendelssohn's Wedding March. A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, and later on Mr. arid Mrs. Parkin left for the Isle-of-Wight, where the honeymoon is being spent.

List of the Presents:—
Bride to bridegroom set of gold studs
Bridegroom to bride gold necklet and locket
Father of bride cheque
Mother of bride household linen, hearthrug and kitchen chairs
Rev. M. E. and Mrs. Parkin table cutlery, and set of jugs
Mr. E. Linnitt easy chair
Mr. and Mrs Parkin (Northampton) easy chair
Mr. and Mrs. W. Sargent breakfast cruet
Miss Parkin, silver butter dish
Miss Gerty Parkin ruby cream jug and sugar basin
Master Rennie Parkin sugar tongs
Mr. and Mrs. T. Lee brass horse in case
Mr. and Mrs. T. Burton coal vase
Mr. J. Lilley and Miss K. Sargent Brass fire irons
Mr. H. Nnnney (Chesterfield) case of carvers
Miss Gidlow (Chesterfield) mounted view of crooked spire
Miss Dant vases
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Colson copper kettle
Miss and Master Adnitt whatnot
Mr. and Mrs. F. Sharman (Wellingboro') silver jam spoon and pickle-fork
Mr. A. E. Rodhouse case of silver
Mrs. Colson, Higham-road toilet mats
Miss Whitehead (Walthmstow) five o'clock silk tea cloth
Mr. and Mrs. C. Ashby cooking scales
Mr. and Mrs. Brookes silver knife rests
Mrs. H. Perkins water jug
A friend brass toasting fork
Mrs. Denton grate brush
Mrs. W. Cox cheese dish
Mrs. T. Sargent house brush
Mr. C. F. Tall table cloth
Mr. and Mrs. Wood oak inkstand
Miss Lilley sugar tongs
Miss Essam (Long Buckby) paper rack
Mr. and Mrs. N. Crick breakfast service
Mr. and Mrs. C. Neale plate basket
Mr. and Mrs. Adnitt easy chair
Miss Jenny Linnitt crumb tray and brush
Mrs. J. Linnitt table cloth
Mr. and Mrs. H. Knight clothes brushes and rack
Mr. H. Neal pair hand-painted plaques
Mr. and Mrs. J. Nea] hand-painted umbrella stand
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Crick bread knife and fork
Mr. and Mrs.Ellis table
Messrs. Lobbett and Co. (Northampton) A present
Mr. W. E. Sargent brass curb
Miss Maddock d'oyleys
Rev. and Mrs. Harper silver cake knife
Miss Emily Haddock (Leicester) silver jam dish
Florrie Maddock (Leicester) wall pockets
Emma Maddock (Leicester) afternoon tea cloth
Miss K. Ladkin (London) pair of salts and spoons
Mr. G. and Miss M. Neal cabinet photo stand
Mr. and Mrs. W. Hewitt Silver-mounted oak biscuit barrel
Mr. and Mrs. S. Powell silver afternoon tea spoons and sugar tongs
Mr. and Mrs. Hustwaite music- stand
Mr. and Mrs. J. Maddock biscuit barrel and breakfast cruet
Mrs. Corbett dessert bowl
Mr. and Mrs. W. Booth (Wellingboro') oak-ware teapot and stand
Mr, and Mrs. Garfirth (Wellingborough) teaspoons
Mrs. Codgbrook (Wellingboro') dessert dishes
Miss Florrie Garfirth photo stand
Miss Dorothy Hames afternoon tea set
Mrs. Newton vase

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