Hilda Surtees, born in 1920 in Rotherham, is my third cousin, twice removed and daughter of Thomas Henry Surtees and Fanny Todd.
Below are a couple of newspaper articles published a few days after Hilda’s marriage to Thomas Heald along with Thomas’s obituary.
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2nd, 1943.
HEALD – SURTEES. – On December 26th, 1942, at Rotherham Parish Church, by Rev. H. Kennen, Thomas, Youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Heald, of 15, Browning Drive, to Hilda, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Surtees, of 22, Burns Drive, Herringthorpe.
HEALD – SURTEES.
The marriage of Miss Hilda Surtees, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Surtees, of 22, Burns Drive, Herringthorpe, and Mr. Thomas Heald, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Heald, of 15, Browning Drive, Herringthorpe, was solemnised at Rotherham Parish Church last Saturday, the Rev. Harry Kennen officiating.
Given away by her father, the bride wore a white satin and lace gown, with veil and coronet of orange blossom, and carried a bouquet of pink carnations and orchids.
The bridesmaids were Miss Margaret Harrison and Miss Elsie Pickering, who wore respectively a mauve satin dress with veil and coronet to match, and a pink satin dress with veil and coronet to tone. They carried bouquets of lemon chrysanthemums and pink carnations. A small attendant, Miss Hilary Burton, wore a green taffeta dress, with hat and muff to tone.
Mr. Albert Heald was the best man, and the groomsmen were Mr. Fred Evans (bride’s brother-in-law) and Mr. T. H. Surtees (bride’s brother).
The bride’s mother wore a Navy blue floral dress, with hat and shoes to tone, and a spray of pink carnations, while the bridegroom’s mother had a Navy blue dress, with hat and shoes to tone, and a spray of pink carnations.
A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, where about 80 guests were entertained.
To the senior bridesmaids the bridegroom gave cake stands, and to the small attendant he gave a book.
The bridegroom received a case of cutlery from workmates of Messrs. Darwins, Ltd., Beighton, and the bride was presented with a set of carvers from fellow employees at the Templebro’ branch of the firm.
THE ADVERTISER, SAT., MAY 30th, 1964
HEALD. – Suddenly, on Saturday May 23rd, at Moorgate General Hospital, Thomas, aged 43 years, beloved husband of Hilda, dear dad of Brenda, Margaret, Carole and Steven.
The family send many thanks to Dr. Levy, doctors and nurses of Moorgate General Hospital, relatives, friends and neighbours for the kindness they showed.