In 1942, Ernest Harold Early, my second cousin, twice removed, married Brenda Joan Gregory. Below is a newspaper article published shortly after their marriage.
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, APRIL 11th, 1942.
EARLY – GREGORY.
The marriage took place in the Doncaster Road Congregational Church, Rotherham, on Saturday, of Miss Brenda Joan Gregory, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Gregory, of “Kildare,” Wickersley Road, Rotherham, to Mr. Ernest Harold Early, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Early, of “Kyngeston,” Broom Lane, Rotherham. The service which was choral, was conducted by the Rev. V. E. Watson, and Mr. Colin Sanderson was the organist.
The bride, who was given away by her father, was attended by Mrs. W. Spencer (her sister), Miss Marjorie Smith (her cousin), and Miss Jean Early (niece of the bridegroom).
The best man was Mr. Clifford Early (brother of the bridegroom), and the groomsmen were Mr. Leonard Early and Mr. Eric Early (brothers of the bridegroom).
A reception was given by the bride’s parents in the Co-operative Cafe, Rotherham.