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Two weddings in November 1943
published by RosieW on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 15:26

Further to my previous post above regarding two funerals mentioned in the 1945 Clevedon Mercury, I then turned my attention to the reporting of my paternal grandfather's funeral in November l943.  Again I have an original page from the paper, and again a little ragged around the edges!  

There are two weddings mentioned on the pages I have, which may help someone with their researches.  I would mention that the reporting of these weddings (as with the funerals before) are in the 'old style' we used to see in the newspapers, in that they give full accounts of the bride's dress, veil, flowers, plus the bridesmaids and what the respective mothers' wore. 

If these names ring any bells do contact me and I will pass on the details to you.  The weddings are:

PTE W.C. Wakefield and Miss M Bibbing, which took place at Clevedon Parish Church.  

It would appear that both PTE Wakefield and his best man, Sgt Adam Stark, had been prisoners of war together.

Also the wedding was attended by Lord and Lady Teignmouth (who also acted as witnesses)  

The second wedding is:

Dennis Fredk Sansum and Margaret May Morris - both of Clevedon. 

The account is lengthy, even telling us they went to Ilfracombe for their honeymoon and the fact that (even though it was war time) they received over 50 presents!  

As I say above, if they are of interest to you, do let me know.  




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