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Rushden Echo, 13th June 1919, transcribed by Kay Collins
Rogers - Fearon

Rushden and Australian families were united by the happy wedding which took place yesterday at St. Peter’s Church, Rushden, between Corpl. Frederick Rogers, Australian Light Infantry, of Ann Plains, Victoria, Australia, and Miss Winifred Hammond Fearon, youngest daughter of Mrs. Strand-Evans, musical directress at the Royal Theatre, the Vicar (Rev. Ion Carroll) officiating. The bride was given away by her mother, her step-father being with the Army on the Rhine. The bride was charmingly attired in a costume of covert coating, with a Georgette hat to match, and she carried a bouquet of white roses. The bridesmaids, Miss Marjory Baker and Miss Doris Mackness, wore tussore silk dresses with hats to match. Each also wore a gold brooch and carried a bouquet of carnations and roses, the gifts of the bridegroom. Pte. George Abrahams, D.C.M., Australian Forces, friend of the bridegroom, carried out the duties of best man. After the ceremony Mrs. Strand-Evans entertained the guests, about 50 in number, to tea at the Royal Theatre, by the kind permission of Miss Gladys Clayton, manageress, and the directors. The Theatre Orchestra played Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” as the happy couple entered the Theatre. Amongst the many beautiful presents were a white embroidered bed-spread, pillowcases, and a lucky spoon from the Theatre staff, a handsome gold brooch from the bride’s employer, Sir Philip Payne, Bart., and silver tea spoons and bread fork from Mrs Clayton and Miss Gladys Clayton. Corpl. And Mrs. Rogers subsequently left for London, where they are spending their honeymoon.

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