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Wedding – Smith & Hoyle

October 1932

Mexborough & Swinton Times, October 7th, 1932

A notable event in Goldthorpe last weekend was the wedding of Miss May Irene Smith, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Smith, Barnsley Road. and Mr. Gordon Hoyle, only son of Mr. and Mrs. H Hoyle, Garden Street, Thurnscoe, at the Parish Church, which was packed.

A large crowd also thronged the street.

The bride was give away by her father and wore ivory satin and carried white chrysanthemums. She was attended by Misses M. Hoyle. W. M. Garbutt, F. M. Ward and B. R. Ross. each wearing buttercup satin, net caps of silver leaves, and carrying lemon and bronze chrysanthemums.

The Rev. H. Howard officiated.

The best man was Mr. J. E. Smith, and the groomsmen Messrs. L. Needham and G. H. and J. Smith. The service was fully choral.

Mrs. T. Hardwick, organist at Thurnscoe Parish Church and a friend of the bride, was at the organ. Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” and other music was played.

A reception in the Parish Hall was attended by 100 guests. The bride was employed at Jacksons Stores, and belongs to an old Goldthorpe family. The bridegroom is an electrician at Catterick Camp.

Following the honeymoon at Blackpool, the couple will leave for Darlington where they are to reside. Following the ceremony a silver horseshoe and spray of white heather were handed to the bride by her young cousin, William Clegg.