Wartime Weddings

Sergeant G. N, Beazlie and Miss S. Mockford

An attractive wedding took place at Widmore Road Baptist Church, Bromley on Saturday (19th May 1945) when Sergeant George N. Beazlie U.S.A.A.F., second son of Mr. and Mrs Robert H. Beazlie of Florida was married to Miss Shelia Mockford, only daughter of Mr and Mrs E. E. Mockford of 158 Palace View, Bromley.

The bridegroom, who has been in the Service since 1941 was in the North African campaign with the 8th Air Force.

The service was conducted by the Rev. Albert Saddlers and appropriate hymns were sung and music played during the signing of the register.

The bride was given away by her father, wore a dress of heavy white satin with train and a heart shaped head dress of small white flowers and veil of white tuille.  She carried a bouquet of white carnations and maidenhair fern.

The bride’s mother, who was taken in ill-health for some time, was taken to Farnborough Hospital on the previous day, but through the kindness of the hospital authorities the newly married couple were taken after the service to her bedside at the hospital. The patients and ward staff gave them a warm welcome.

Reported in the Bromley & District Times, 26th May 2945

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