Parish Church Wedding

Paul G. Little & Elaine M. Shadwick - All Saints' Church, Rotherham - 31.08.1968

Paul G. Little & Elaine M. Shadwick

Elaine Margaret Shadwick, born circa 1947 in the Rotherham area, is my fifth cousin and daughter of Arnold Albert Shadwick and Lilian Louvain Easthope.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Elaine’s marriage to Paul Granville Little.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT., SEPT. 7th, 1968

PARISH CHURCH WEDDING

The marriage took place at Rotherham Parish Church last Saturday of Miss Elaine Margaret Shadwick, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Shadwick, of 9, Richard Road, Rotherham, and Mr. Paul Granville Little, second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Little, of 12, Far Lane, Rotherham. The service was conducted by the Rev. E. Duckett, and the organist was Mr. W. Shepherd.

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All Saints’ Church

Given away by her father, the bride wore a full-length white crystal satin dress with front panel embroidered with white and silver flowers, and a long cathedral train. Her three tier bouffant veil was held in place by a bomb shaped flowered head-dress, and she carried a bouquet of shaded pink roses, white roses and white stephanotis.

She was attended by Misses Petra and Tracy Little (bridegroom’s nieces), who wore long deep pink crystal satin dresses, trimmed with pale pink satin, and head-dresses of pale pink satin hair bands, with white stephanotis and pink rosebuds in their hair. They carried balls of white carnations and pink roses.

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Steel, Peach and Tozer from Blackburn Meadows

The best man was Mr. Rex Driffill, the groomsmen were Mr. Graham Bunce and Mr. Michael Hughes, and the ushers were Mr. Dennis Easthope and Mr. Anthony Pingree.

Many gifts were received by the couple from the various departments of Steel, Peech and Tozer, where the bride is a typist, and from the Don Side Auto Garage, where the bridegroom is the manager, and from the Rosedale Garage at Rawmarsh, its associated garage.

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Cooperative Society

A reception, for 80 guests, was held at the Rotherham Co-operative Restaurant. The bride’s mother wore an oyster silk brocade dress and brown stole, and coffee coloured chiffon and brown net hat, with brown accessories. The bridegroom’s mother was dressed in a brown silk brocade dress and coat trimmed with cream mink, and blue chiffon hat, with cream coloured accessories.

The honeymoon is being spent in Wales, the bride travelling in a pink and grey dress and coat, with french navy accessories.

The bride and bridegroom’s future place of residence is 92, Newman Road, Grange Estate, Rotherham.

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Wiggett – Rowbottom

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Saint Bede’s Church

Enid Rowbottom, born in 1944 in the Rotherham area, is my second cousin, once removed and son of Arthur Rowbottom and Mary Goodwin.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Enid’s marriage to John Wiggett.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT, OCT. 17th, 1964

Wiggett – Rowbottom

The marriage took place recently at the St. Bede’s R.C. Church, Rotherham, of Miss Enid Rowbottom, fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Rowbottom, of 56, Coleridge Road, Rotherham, and Mr. John Wiggett, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wiggett, of 38, Spring Street, Sheffield. Father E. Quinn officiated, and the organist was Miss T. Hanney.

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Cranworth, Rotherham

Given away by her father, the bride wore a full length gown of white figured brocade and circular train, a bouffant veil held by a head-dress of roses, and carried a bouquet of pink roses and stephanotis. She was attended by Miss Marie Rowbottom (bride’s sister), who wore a pink figured brocade dress with a spray of pink and white carnations. The best man was Mr. K. Wiggett (bridegroom’s brother), and the groomsman was Mr. C. J. Heddle.

A reception for 62 guests was held at the Cranworth Hotel, Rotherham. The bride’s mother wore a caramel and lemon coloured Courtelle suit, with brown accessories. The bridegroom’s mother wore a rust coloured suit, with green accessories. The couple, who will live at 148, Freedom Road, Walkley, Sheffield, received a set of bed linen from colleagues at England’s Smart Shoes, Limited.

Barron – Callis

Thelma Callis & Peter W. Barron - Saint Alban's Church, Wickersley - 30.06.1955

Peter W. Barron & Thelma Callis

Peter Wilson Barron, born in 1923 in Rotherham, is my third cousin, once removed and son of Edwin Barron and Jennie Jarvis.

Following the death of his father, Peter continued with the family’s iron and steel business, located on Don Street in Rotherham.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Peter’s marriage to Thelma Callis.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT., JULY 2nd, 1955

BARRON – CALLIS

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Saint Alban’s Church

The marriage took place at Wickersley Church on Thursday, of Miss Thelma Callis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Colin Callis, 40, Bent Lathes Avenue Broom, Rotherham, and Mr. Peter Wilson Barron, son of Mr. E. Barron, and the late Mrs. Barron, “Denton,” 72, Wickersley Road, Rotherham. Canon W. Sorby Briggs officiated, and the organist was Mr. S. Briggs.

The bride, given away by her father, wore a crinoline gown of tulle, and Guipure lace, trimmed with diamante, and a full-length tulle veil held in position by a coronet of orange blossom, and carried a bouquet of orchids, stephanotis, and lilies-of-the-valley.

The bridesmaids were Miss Shirley Hurt (friend of the bride), and Miss Maureen Barron (niece of the bridegroom), wearing dresses of lemon and white flocked nylon and lemon petal head-dresses, and carried bouquets of lemon carnations, coral bride gladioli and lilies-of-the-valley; and Miss Kay Sewell (cousin of the bride) wearing a dress of white tulle and white petal head-dress, and also carrying a bouquet of lemon carnations, coral bride gladioli and lilies-of-the-valley.

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Davy’s Corner, Rotherham

The best man was Mr. E. Barron (bridegroom’s brother) and the groomsmen Messrs. Michael Barron and Brian Cutts.

A reception at Davy’s Tudor Cafe was attended by 50 guests.

The bride’s mother wore navy nylon and a white picture hat and fur stole, with matching accessories.

The honeymoon was spent in Italy, the bride travelling in an oatmeal suit with shocking pink accessories.

The bride and bridegroom’s future place of residence will be 67, Wickersley Road, Rotherham.

Oxborough – Easthope

Saint John's Church, Masbrough, Rotherham

Saint John’s Church, Masbrough

Eunice Easthope, born in 1935 in Rotherham, is my fifth cousin and daughter of Sydney Easthope and Iris Ida Earle.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Eunice’s marriage to Brian Oxborough.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT., JULY 12th, 1958

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Cooperative Society

OXBOROUGH – EASTHOPE

The marriage took place at the St. John’s Parish Church, Rotherham, last Saturday, of Miss Eunice Easthope, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Easthope, of 104, James Street, Rotherham, and Mr. Brian Oxborough, only son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Oxborough, also of 104, James Street, Rotherham. The Rev. C. E. Hunt officiated.

The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a ballerina-length Nell Gwynn style gown, of nylon lace, with a nylon coronet and a white veil. The bridesmaids were Miss Jean Gibbins and Miss Janet Oxborough, who wore pale blue floral dresses, and carried bouquets of sweet peas; and Miss Joan Yeomans, who wore a white nylon dress with a white flowered head-dress, and carried a posy of sweet peas. The best man was Mr. Brian Fellows and the groomsman was Mr. Tony Heath.

Saint John's Church, Masbrough, Rotherham (Copyright George Bentley)

Saint John’s Church, Masbrough

A reception was held at the Co-operative Cafe, where 70 guests were entertained. The bride’s mother wore a navy and white dress, with white accessories, and the bridegroom’s mother wore a fawn suit, with fawn accessories.

The honeymoon was spent at Ryde Isle of Wight, the bride travelling in a navy suit, with a white, turban style hat.

The bridegroom is a member of the Firth Vickers Cricket Club.

Marriage of Miss E. Parkin

Holy Trinity Church, Thorpe Hesley

Holy Trinity Church, Thorpe Hesley

Jack Rowbottom, born in 1931 in the Rotherham area, is my first cousin, once removed and son of John Rowbottom and Amy Smith. Jack passed away in 2008.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Jack’s marriage to Emily Parkin.

THE ADVERTISER, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23rd (FOR SAT., DECEMBER 24th), 1955

MARRIAGE OF MISS E. PARKIN. – The marriage took place at the Thorpe Hesley Parish Church last Saturday of Miss Emily Parkin, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Parkin, 9, Elder Tree Road, Thorpe Hesley, and Mr. Jack Rowbottom, second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Rowbottom, 37, Elder Tree Road, Thorpe Hesley. The Rev. C. Diggins (Vicar) officiated. The bride, given away by her father, wore a gown of embroidered net over taffeta with an orange blossom head-dress and a full-length veil, and carried a bouquet of deep pink tea roses. The bridesmaids were Misses Mary, Florence, Christine and Joan Parkin (bride’s sisters) and Rita Rowbottom (bridegroom’s sister). The two first named wore lemon embroidered net over taffeta; Christine and Rita were in lilac figured taffeta, and Joan wore white figured satin and a lilac sash. They all carried bouquets of pink carnations and had head-dresses to tone. The best man was Mr. A. Evans (bridegroom’s uncle), and the groomsmen were Messrs. Ken Parkin (bride’s brother), and Ralph Rowbottom (bridegroom’s brother).

Jarvis – Hobson

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Church of Saint Mary Magdalene

David Michael Jarvis, born in 1932 in the Rotherham area, is my third cousin, once removed and son of Stanley Jarvis and Dorothy Moncaster.

David continued his father’s electrical business, founded in 1928, on Frederick Street, Rotherham before moving it to Westgate; further details can be read on Stanley’s entry by clicking on the link above.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after David’s marriage to Denise Hobson. David passed away in 1987 and his wife, Denise, in 2016.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT., JAN. 1st, 1955

JARVIS – HOBSON. – On December 16th, 1954, at Whiston Parish Church, Denise Hobson, of 99 East Bawtry Road, to David Michael Jarvis, of 4, Allendale Road.

LOCAL WEDDING

JARVIS – HOBSON

The marriage took place at Whiston Church, the Rev. J. Redrobe (Rector) officiating, of Miss Denise Hobson, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Hobson, 99, East Bawtry Road, Rotherham, and Mr. David Michael Jarvis, only son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Jarvis, 4, Allendale Road, Rotherham.

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Sitwell Arms, Whiston

The bride, given away by her father, wore a ballet length white wool lace dress with pill-box head-dress of the same material and a short veil, and carried a shower spray of orchids.

The bridesmaids were Miss June Hobson (bride’s sister), Miss Pauline Firth and Miss Christine Firth (bride’s cousins), wearing bronze organza dresses and head-dresses to tone and carrying sprays of freesia.

The bride’s mother wore a sage green suit with fur stole and black accessories and a spray of freesia; the bridegroom’s mother wore a mushroom shade suit with fur stole and coral pink accessories.

A reception was held at the Sitwell Arms, Whiston, where about 50 guests were entertained.

The best man was Mr. Derek Harris and the groomsman was Mr. Leonard Fenton.

The honeymoon was spent in London, the bride travelling in a chocolate and oatmeal suit with oatmeal accessories.

Marriage of Miss S. Lee

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Saint Mary’s Church

Shirley Veronica Lee, born in 1932 in the Rotherham area, is my second cousin, once removed and great-granddaughter of Albert Rowbottom and Charlotte Yates.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Shirley’s marriage to Harry Deeley.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT., SEPTEMBER 20th, 1958

MARRIAGE OF MISS S. LEE.

The marriage took place at the Rawmarsh Parish Church last Saturday of Miss Shirley Veronica Lee, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Lee, of Central House, Wannop Street, Parkgate, and Mr. Harry Deeley, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Deeley of 28, Ingshead Avenue, Rawmarsh.

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The ‘Alex’, Parkgate

The Rev. C. Richardson officiated and Mr. Stocks was the organist. Given away by her father the bride wore a full-length gown of white nylon lace with an orange blossom head-dress and a shoulder-length veil. She carried a bouquet of mixed roses. The bridesmaids were Misses M. and P. Lee (bride’s sisters), who wore ankle-length gowns of lemon flocked organza, with sprays of pink carnations and Miss L. Lee (bride’s sister) and Miss J. Haslam (bridegroom’s cousin), who wore full-length dresses of lemon nylon and carried posies of sweet peas and roses. The bride’s mother wore a sage green coat and a small feathered hat and beige accessories. The bridegroom’s mother chose a grey figured dress with a blue hat and beige accessories. The best man was Mr. G. Deeley (bridegroom’s brother) and the groomsman was Mr. J. Wagstaff (bridegroom’s brother-in-law).

A reception was held at the Alexandra Hotel, Parkgate, where 80 guests were entertained. The honeymoon is at Torquay, the bride travelling in a red suite with cream accessories. The couple’s future address will be 186, Fitzwilliam Road, Rotherham.