James Rowbottom, born in 1906 in Netherfield Lane, Parkgate, Rotherham, is my first cousin, twice removed and son of David Rowbottom and Ada Emily Harrison.
Below are a couple of newspaper articles published shortly after James’s marriage to Marjorie Beaumont.
SOUTH YORKSHIRE TIMES AND EXPRESS JULY 10, 1943
MR. J. ROWBOTTOM (Rawmarsh) and MISS M. BEAUMONT (Long Eaton).
Considerable local interest was centred on Saturday in the wedding which was solemnised at St. Margaret’s Parish Church, Swinton, of Miss Marjorie Beaumont, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Beaumont, formerly of Swinton, and now of 9, York Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham, to Mr. James Rowbottom, B.A., second son of Mrs. Rowbottom and the late Mr. David Rowbottom, of Rawmarsh, Rotherham.
The bridegroom, an Assistant Regional Commissioner under the National Savings organisation, studied at Oxford University where he gained a diploma in economics and political science, and at the University of Wales where he graduated B.A. He is a Fellow of the Royal Economic Society, a W.E.A. tutor, and a tutor to H.M. Forces attached to Sheffield University. The bride, an old girl of Mexborough Secondary School, is a member of the editorial staff of the “South Yorkshire Times, ” and secretary of Mexborough Business and Professional Women’s Club.
The Rev. H. W. Quarrell, Vicar of Swinton, officiated at the choral service. Organist was Mr. A. Mawson. Given away by her father, the bride wore a Stamp Taylor model gown in ice-blue wool crepe, long black lace mittens and black suede sandals. Her head-dress of ice-blue and black feathers, surmounted a black tulle shoulder veil and she carried a bouquet of dark red roses. Bridesmaids were Miss Barbara Beech, of Swinton, and Miss Joan Parsons, of Mexborough (the bride’s cousin). The former wore a long dress of rose pink ninon with underslip and sash of toning taffeta, a head-dress of pink feathers and tulle, and white silk gloves. She carried mauve and pink sweet peas. The younger maid wore a dainty dress of yellow crepe de Chine patterned with rose-pink flowers and a poke bonnet of the same material. She carried mauve and pink sweet peas. Squadron Leader J. B. Hobin, R.A.F., was best man, and groomsmen and ushers were Squadron Leader Randall and Flight Lieut. Brookes. At St. John’s Church Hall, Swinton, the bride’s mother received the guests, wearing a bottle green silk lace dress over crepe with brown and cream accessories and a cream straw hat. The bridegroom’s mother wore a navy ensemble.
The couple afterwards left for a honeymoon in London and Torquay, the bride travelling in a blue crepe dress with burgundy suede gloves and shoes and a cream straw hat trimmed with burgundy.
Among the gifts were fruit servers from the Sheffield economics class to which the bridegroom is tutor; a Stuart crystal water set from the editorial staff of the “South Yorkshire Times,” linen pillow cases from members of Mexborough Business and Professional Women’s Club, and a green glass fruit bowl from the club officials; a silver salver from the directors of the “South Yorkshire Times” Printing Co., Ltd., and table mats from the general office staff.
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, JULY 10th, 1943.
ROWBOTTOM – BEAUMONT.
The marriage took place at the Saint Margaret’s Parish Church, Swinton, last Saturday, of Miss Marjorie Beaumont, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Beaumont, formerly of Swinton and now residing at 9, York Road, Long Eaton, Notts., to Mr. James Rowbottom, B.A., second son of Mrs. Rowbottom, of Rawmarsh, and the late Mr. David Rowbottom.
The bridegroom is an Assistant Regional Commissioner under the National Savings organisation.
The bridesmaids were Miss Barbara Beech, of Swinton, and Miss Joan Parsons, of Mexbro’ (bride’s cousin). The best man was Squadron-Leader J. B. Hobin (R.A.F.), and Squadron-Leader Randall and Flight-Lieutenant Brookes were the groomsmen.
The honeymoon was spent in London and Torquay.