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Rushden Echo, 28th December 1917, transcribed by Gill Hollis
Wanklyn - Goodwin
Long - Partridge
Hodson - Sumpter
Ward - Witham

On December 26th, at Park-road Baptist Church, Rushden, by the Rev. R. C. Law, Miss Mabel Jessie Goodwin to Mr. Stanley Wanklyn, both of Rushden.

At the Independent Wesleyan Church, Rushden, on December 27th, by the Rev. C. J. Keeler, Petty Officer Frederick Owen Long, third son of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Long, of Beaconsfield-terrace, Rushden, to Mabel Annie Partridge, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Partridge, of 98, Newton-road, Rushden.

KHAKI WEDDING – On Saturday at the Park-road Baptist Church, Miss W. A. Sumpter, daughter of Mr. Sumpter, of John-street, Rushden, was married to Lance-Corpl. Leonard Hodson, of the 5th Durham Light Infantry, son of Mr. Chas. Hodson, of Crabb-street, Rushden.  The bride was attired in a pretty dress of Wedgewood blue velvet, trimmed with swansdown.  The bride’s sister and two friends wore dresses to match.  The Rev. R. C. Law officiated.

MARRIAGE – A very interesting and pretty wedding took place at the Independent Wesleyan Church, High-street, on Christmas day, between Sergeant G. H. Ward (King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment), youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ward, of Queen-street, Rushden, and Minna May Witham, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Witham, of Glasgow.  The Rev. C. J. Keeler officiated.  The bride, who was attired in a dress of grey corduroy velvet and white tibbet fur necklet, with white satin toque, rimmed with orange blossom, was given away by Mr. G. Adams.  The duties of best man were ably carried out by Mr. J. H. Ward, brother of the bridegroom.  The bride was attended by four bridesmaids, namely Miss Nellie Ward, who wore a saxe blue coat frock, trimmed with white fur, and velour hat; Miss Doris Scholes, who was dressed in a grey cashmere and ninon dress with white hat, and two little nieces of the bridegroom, Marjory Ward and Ida Adams, who wore very pretty white dresses (the gift of the bride), and carried a large basket of flowers.  The four bridesmaids also wore gold necklets and bracelets (gifts from the bridegroom).  After the ceremony, a reception was held at 64, Queen-street (the home of the bridegroom), at which 37 guests assembled.  The bride and bridegroom were the recipients of many useful and handsome presents.  The bridegroom was formerly in the County Yeomanry, being transferred to the King’s Own after 16 months’ service in France.  The bride is better known to the Rushden public as Miss May Aubrey, of the “Five Aubreys,” having appeared at both the Palace and the Royal Theatre, Rushden.  The carriages for the wedding were supplied by Mr. A. Abbott.

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