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Rushden Echo, 18th January 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins
Perkins – Dickenson
Rushden Footballer Married

A military wedding took place at St. Mary’s Church, Higham Ferrers, on Saturday, when Miss Ivy Elizabeth Dickenson, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Dickenson, of 20 Grove-street, Higham Ferrers, was married to Pte. Joseph West Perkins, R.A.M.C., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Perkins, of 13 Pemberton-street, Rushden.

The bride, who was given away by her eldest brother, Mr. George Dickenson, was daintily gowned in crepe Royal with bridal veil and wreath of orange blossom, and she carried a bouquet of which chrysanthemums and lilies, the gift of the bridegroom. Four bridesmaids were in attendance, viz., Miss Maud Dickenson (niece of the bride), Miss Ada Perkins (sister of the bride), Miss Beatrice Lovell (niece of the bride), and Miss Connie Perkins (niece of the bridegroom), all of whom were tastefully attired in pale blue crepe Royal. Miss Dickenson and Miss Ada Perkins wore fawn hats trimmed with blue, and the two little girls had white felt hats tied with the bridegroom’s colours. The duties of best man were ably discharged by Pte. Jack Perkins, of the R.A.M.C. (brother of the bridegroom).

Subsequent to the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride. The bridegroom, who is home on his second leave, has been in France two years. He is well known locally as a footballer, having played for Rushden Fosse Football Club prior to enlistment. Pte. and Mrs. Perkins were the recipients of a large number of handsome and useful wedding gifts.

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