Wedding – Mr F.R. Burr and Miss H.M. Rigby


The wedding took place at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hayes, on Saturday, between Mr Frederick R. Burr, third son of Mrs Burr and the late Mr W. Burr of 19 Howard Road, Bromley and Miss H.M. (“Molly”) Rigby, only daughter of Mr and Mrs J. W. Rigby of 64 Hayes Street, Hayes

The Rector of Hayes, and Rev. E.L.L. McClinstock, officiated, and the service was ____. The organist, Mr Cecil Lyes, played appropriate music, including the Bridal March from “Lohengrin” (Wagner) and Mendelssohn’s Wedding March.  The hymns “Lead us Heavenly Father, lead us,” “The voice that breathed over Eden,” and “O Perfect Love” were sung during the service.

Given away by her father, the bride wore a simple gown of white chiffon velvet, gracefully draped with a long train, cut in  __, and with heart-shaped neckline.  Her embroidered veil was held in position by a head-dress of camellias, and she carried a sheaf of red carnations, white heather and lilies-of the-valley.  Her only ornaments were a golf cross and chain.

Mrs G. Burr was matron-of-honour and the bridesmaids were Miss Pat Phelps and Miss Jean Robinson. The former two wore dresses of ice blue velvet with “Mary Queen of Scots” head-dresses of matching velvet finished with cape of blue net.  They carried rached muffs of ice blue velvet trimmed with silver leaves, and wore silver shoes.  Their gifts from the bridegroom were gold and pearl necklets.  The train bearer wore an ankle-length dress of peach velvet with poke bonnet to match and on her arm she carried a basket of mixed flowers. Her gift from the bridegroom was a silver bracelet.

The best man was Mr. George Burr, brother of the bridegroom.

The reception, given by the bride’s parents, was held at the Hayes Village Hall, and was attended by 32 guests.  Afterwards Mr and Mrs F.R. Burr left for their honeymoon in Sussex, the bride travelling in a dusky-rose cloque dress with tailored navy coat.  Her hat and accessories were navy to tone, and she wore a silver fox fur, the gift of the bridegroom.  The bride’s gift to the bridegroom was a gold signet ring.

The bride and bridegroom were the recipients of many presents, among which was an electric plate tea set from teh bride’s colleagues at the Council Offices, Borough of Bromley, and a cheque from the bridegroom;s employer, Mr R.A. Clipston (Messrs Plant Clifford and Co.).


Bromley & District Times, 7th February 1941

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