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Rushden Argus, 20th September 1912
Skinner - Tye
Pleasing Ceremony at Podington

Edward and Elizabeth
Edward and Elizabeth

A pretty wedding, which evoked interest throughout the whole county, took place at Podington on Wednesday.

The principals who are exceedingly well known in the agricultural word, were Miss Mary Elizabeth Tye, the only daughter of Mr. W. G. Tye, of the ancient Manor Farm, Podington, and Mr. Edward Banks Skinner, farmer of Little Harrowden, the youngest son of Mr. Geo. Henry Skinner, of Rushden. Mr. Skinner is a popular figure in agricultural circles and is a soldier and a sportsman. He has been associated for 10 years with the secondary forces and served with the Royal Bucks Hussars, and was sergeant in the Northants Yeomanry. He possesses a long service medal for his military service.

The pretty little village of Podington was very gay for the company, and large crowds of friends of the happy pair gathered at the quaint old church to congratulate the happy pair. The chancel of the church was very effectively treated with floral decorations and evergreens. The ceremony was fixed for 2 o’clock, and at the appointed time the bride arrived, escorted by her father, and attended by five pretty bridesmaids—Miss Edith Frost (best girl), cousin of the bride; Miss Olive Bowers (Grendon) and Miss Maud Brazier (Higham Ferrers), friends of the bride; and the little Misses Mary Claridge and Lizzie Denton (Rushden), nieces of the bridegroom.

The smaller bridesmaids wore cream ringed net over cream satin with a pink sash, and wore old lace caps with bunches of heather. They carried crooks with blue ribbons, and bunches of sweet peas, and wore gold curbs (the gift of the bridegroom).

The groom was attended by Mr. C. Spanton, of Great Harrowden, who acted as best man.

Subsequently a reception was held at the Manor Farm. The newly-wedded pair left by the 5 o’clock train from Bedford for London and Brighton, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride’s travelling costume was of navy blue with a black velour hat.

[a list of presents follows]

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