Wedding: Edgar Hewett and Miss Harrington

The wedding of Lieutenant Edgar Alfred Robert Hewett, only son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Hewett, of Woodlands, Swanley, and Miss Ethel May Harrington, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Samuel Harrington, of Hextable, Swanley, took place very quietly at Hanover Square W., on Wednesday 5th, inst. The bride was married in her going-away costume of navy blue with black velvet hat, and shortly after the conclusion of the ceremony the bride and bridegroom left for Brighton, where the honeymoon is being spent. Mr Edgar Hewett saw war service for…

Wedding of Mason & Lovely

Mr T.G. Mason and Miss Valerie Lovely Mr Thomas George Mason, only son of Mr and Mrs J.T. Mason, of 321 Warminster Road, Sheffiled, was married on Saturday at Shortlands Parish Church to Miss Valerie Lovely, second daughter of Mr and Mrs P.T. Lovely, of Kingsleigh, Westmoreland Road, BRomley. The ceremony was performed by the Vicar, the Rev. J.F. Thornhill, M.A., Lieutenant Anthony Joyce was the best man.  The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of ivory satin brocade with coronet of orange blossom.  She…

Wedding of Hook & Ryan

Flight-Lieut Hook, RAF and Miss Ryan Flight-Lieutenant Robin Hook, RAF, only son of Mr and Mrs E.M. Hook, of The Croft, Beaconsfield Road, Bickley, was married on Monday at the Parish Church of St Jude, Mapperley, Nottingham, to Miss Mazie Doreen Ryan, only daughter of Mr and Mrs W. Ashwood Ryan, of Mapperley. The bridegroom, who took part in one of the first raids on Berlin, had as best man Flight-Lieutenant Eric Randall, D.F.C., his comrade in many raids over Germany. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. H. Taylor,…

Wedding of Dr. Doobie & Miss Schooling

Dr David N. Dobbie and Miss H.E.M. Schooling Interest was aroused in Bromley on Saturday by the Wedding at St Mary’s Church, College Road, of Dr. David Noble Dobbie, of this town (now Captain, R.A.M.C.), son of Mr and Mrs David Dobbie, of Edinburgh, to Miss Hazel Eva Margaret Schooling, daughter of Councillor and Mrs Lionel Schooling, of Rosewood, Bromley, and granddaughter of the later Mr and Mrs F. Schooling of Holly Dene, Beckenham Lane. The bride’s parents are among the best known residents of Bromley, and she herself is…

Wedding Anniversary: Gunton

Former Mayor and Mayoress of Bromley Celebrate golden Wedding Anniversary Mr and Mrs C.H. Gunton Honoured residents of Bromley who were Mayor and Mayoress in 1934-35, Mr and Mrs Charles H. Gunton, of Kingsbury, London Lane, are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on Tuesday. Source: Bromley & District Times, 13th February 1942 (page 5)

William Page & Margaret Holder: Wedding

Weddings Mr W.S. Page and Miss M.E. Holder The wedding of Mr William Stanley Page, second  son of Mr and Mrs Page, 17 Cloisters Avenue, Bromley, to Miss Margaret Ethel Holder, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Holder, 102 Southlands Road, Bromley, took place at St Luke’s Church, Bromley. __ It seems this was the perfect romance.  In the 1939 Register, William Page, then living at 17 Cloisters Avenue, Bromley was listed as a Butcher’s Assistant, along with his younger brother David.  Margaret, on the other hand, who was living…

Rifleman Robert Leo Rockall: Wedding

Mr R.L. Rockall and Miss Elsie L. Williams The wedding took place on Saturday at St Mary’s Church, Plaistow, of a well-known local sportsman, Mr. Robert Leo Rockall (now Rifleman, Royal Ulster Rifles), third son of Mr and MRs B. Rockall, of 20 Gilbert Road, Bromley, to Miss Elsie Lilian Williams, youngest daughter of Mrs T.H. Williams, for many years resident at 8 Florence Road, Bromley, now of 20 Arundel Drive, South Harrow, Middlesex. The Rev. W.R. Crichton officiated, and Mr Leslie Ellis, the organist, played Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, with…

Leading Aircraftman Harold Lidster: Wedding

L/A/C Lidster and Miss M. Fitch The wedding took place at St Luke’s Church on Saturday,  August 30, of L/A/C Harold Lidster, R.A.F., eldest son of Mr and Mrs Lidster. of Rugby, and Miss Margaret Fitch eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Fitch of 13 Clarence Rad, Bickley. Canon Hassard Short, Vicar, officiate. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dress of ivory ninon with a long veil held in place by a pearl head-dress.  Her bouquet was of pale pink roses and white heather.  The…

Gunner Sydney Bax: Wedding

A member of an old Bromley family was married at St John’s, Eden Park, on Saturday, when the bridegroom was Mr Sidney Bax (now Gunner, R.A.), eldest son of Mr and Mrs S. Bax, of The Cottage, 11 Upper Park Road, Bromley, and the bride , Miss Gwendoline Prior, second eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs W. Prior, of 338 Upper Elmers End Road, Beckenham.  The Rev. W. J. Berry, M.A., officiated, and appropriate music was played before and after the ceremony, the hymn, “O Perfect Love,” being sung during…

Mooney & Cooney

The Canadian soldiers and airmen were very popular with the girls of the area . I don’t know whether the girls are ‘snapping up’ the boys or the boys are ‘snapping up ‘ the girls. There were a lot of such marriages during the war years. Captain John Hodgson Mooney was born in 1914.  He was later Lieutenant-Colonel, E.D.,C.D. of Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery & Canadian Army Intelligence Corps.  He died in 2000. Mollie (sometimes spelt Molly) Eileen Cooney was born on the 4th December 1920.  After their marriage…