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From: J GRIFFITHS <>
Subject: [MON] News Items APRIL 1st to JUNE 30th 1926 Number One-Hundredfiftyone
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 17:15:37 +0000 (GMT)
Western Mail Friday April 30th 1926.
JAMES - STRAKER.
The wedding took place at Holy Trinity Church Abergavenny, on Thursday between Mr. John S. JAMES, of Barclays Bank, Abertillery, and Miss Grace Ethel STRAKER, youngest daughter of Mr. E.C. STRAKER, of Rozelle, Abergavenny. The Rev. L.S. CROCKETT, B.A. (vicar of St. Hilary, Cowbridge), officiated, assisted by the Rev. D. WEATHERHILL (vicar). The bride who was given away by her father, was attired in a gown of gold lame heavily inserted with gold guipure lace over gold georgette, with long close-fitting sleeves. The bridal veil and train of gold net and lace were held in position by a coronet of gold leaves, daintily trimmed with sprays of gold orange blossom. Her train was borne by two diminutive attendants, Miss Maureen MOXLEY, of Abertillery (niece of the bride), and Master WATKINS, of Pontypridd. The bridemaids were Miss Derri STRAKER (sister of the bride) and Miss Joan JAMES (sister of the bridegroom). A reception was held in a marquee at Rozelle.
Bournemouth has been chosen for the honeymoon.
PHILLIPS - LLEWELLYN.
A very pretty wedding took place on Wednesday at Llanfallteg Parish Church. The bride was Miss Rosie LLEWELLYN younger daughter of the late Mr. T. LLEWELLYN and Mrs. S. LLEWELLYN, Rhywoga, Clyndermen, and the bridegroom was Mr. Ellis Robert PHILLIPS, youngest son of the late Mr. Richard PHILLIPS, and Mrs. PHILLIPS, of Great Molleston, Narberth. The bridemaids were Miss Florence PHILLIPS, Kilgetty, and Miss Winnie PHILLIPS, Swansea, nieces of the bridegroom, and Mr. George LLEWELLYN, of the Middlesex Hospital, London, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.
The bride was given away by her mother.
The ceremony was performed by the Rector, the Rev. John WILLIAMS, assisted by the Rev. M. MORRIS, rector of Ludchurch and Templeton.
The bride wore a dress of ivory geoirgette, trimmed with crystals and silver beads, and also a tulle veil with a wreath of orange blossoms. Her only ornament was a pearl necklace. the gift of the bridegroom. The bridemaids were dressed in ivory georgette trimmed with silver and they wore Dutch hats. The bridegroom's gifts to them were gold initialled moire wrist bands.
The service was fully choral. As the newly married couple left the church their path was strewn with flowers by the maidens of the village.
The honeymoon is being spent in London and on the South Coast. The brides travelling dress was a rose-coloured crepe-de-chine jumper suit, with a fawn wrap coat.
TOWNSEND - ORRIN.
The marriage was solemnised at All Saints' Church, Oystermouth, on Thursday of Mr. William Hughes TOWNSEND, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. James G. TOWNSEND, 36, Bernard-street, Swansea, and Miss Emma(Trixie) ORRIN, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick G. ORRIN, of Glenroy, Church Park, Mumbles. The ceremony was performed by the Ven. Archdeacon Harold WILLIAMS, assisted by the Rev. Chancellor J.H. Watkins JONES.
The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a gown of ivory georgette over satin, trimmed with diamente and orange-blossom, and a silk embroidered veil trimmed with orange-blossom and silver was worn.
The bridemaids were the Misses Marjorie and Enid ORRIN (sisters of the bride) and Miss Ethel TOWNSEND (sister of the bridegroom).
The annual meeting of the local section of the Bristol, South Wales and Cardiff Association of the Institution of Civil Engineers at Cardiff on Thursday elected officers for the ensuing year as follows:
Vice-chairman, Major R.A. JONES and Mr. N.J. PETERS (both of Swansea); council members, Professor PEPPARD (Cardiff University College), Mr. A.A. FORDHAM, Major W.S. LLOYD (borough engineer, Newport), Mr. W. PERKINS (Penarth Docks), and Mr. E.J. DAVIES (city engineer's office, Cardiff); assistant hon. secretary, Mr. Roy EDWARDS (Barry Dock); assistant hon. treasurer, Mr. W.J. EDWARDS.
The following were on Thursday placed on the short-list for the position of chief-constable of Neath:- Inspector Clayton (Doncaster), Inspector COWELL (Peterborough), Inspector GRIFFITHS (Newport), Sergt. KEEP, (Swansea), Detective-sergt. REES, (Scotland Yard), and Sergt. A.K. WILSON (Cardiff).
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