Edwardian Wedding

Winteringham Local History and Genealogy

The Wedding of Miss Ethel Mary Bray to Joseph Waddingham Beacock

14th February 1906

A very pretty wedding took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Wesleyan Chapel, Winteringham, between Miss Ethel Mary Bray, only daughter of Mr E Bray, grocer etc, of Winteringham, and Mr Joseph Waddingham Beacock, builder etc, of Scunthorpe.  The officiating minister was the Rev C Whitfield, superintendent minister, Winterton Circuit.  The bride was given away by her father.  Mr W Bray (brother of the bride) was "best" man, and Miss Belton of Tidworth Hall, was the bridesmaid.  The bride looked well in a dress of French grey crepe-de-chene trimmed with white silk and white chiffon hat: she carried a shower bouquet.  The bridesmaid also looked well in a champagne-coloured voile dress, crinoline hat and shower bouquet: she also wore a gold brooch set with pearls, the gift of the bridegroom.  The hymn "O Perafect Love" from the Wesleyan Hymnal was sung.  The "Wedding March" was also played on the organ by Miss Gibbins, A.V.C.M. of Bridlington.  After the ceremony at the chapel, a presentation of a richly bound copy of the new Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal with Tunes was made to the newly-wedded pair from the trustees of the chapel, which was followed by a reception which was held at Clematis Villa, the residence of the parents of the bride, at which there were over 50 guests.

There were a large number of wedding presents, including the following:-
Bride to bridegroom, gold watch
Bridegroom to bride, set of furs
Mother and father of the bride, piano and household linen
Mr W Bray, cheque
Mr H Bray, silver dessert spoons
Mr and Mrs G Beacock, tea service
Mr and Mrs W Beacock, hand-painted white silk cushion
Mr and Mrs Belton, dinner service
Miss Belton, timepiece
Mr and Mrs Acaster, dinner knives
Mr and Mrs Read, table glass
Mr and Mrs Goodwin, fruit and cheese dishes
Miss, Mr W, and W Goodwin, trinket set
Mr and Mrs Mills, pair vases
Mrs Watkin, cheque
Mr and Mrs Glew, silver sugar scuttle and scoupe
Mr and Mrs Shepherd, silver jam dish
Nurse "Nida," wall pocket
Mr A Spilman, silver cake basket
Miss Mosey, trinket set
Mrs J Storm, fruit dish and server
Mr and Mrs Crawford, silver jam dish
Mr and Mrs Routh, silk centre cloth
Mr and Mrs Fallowfield, satin down quilt
Mr and Mrs Blow, silver afternoon tea knives
Mr and Mrs Thorp, case of fish carvers
Mr and Mrs W Sewell, silver forks
Mr and Mrs Allison, cake dish
Mr and Mrs S Smith, silver jam dish
Mr and Mrs Major, brass mounted fire screen
Mr and Mrs Lockwood, silver butter dish and knife
Mrs Jackson and Rosie, candlestick
Mrs Mosey, silver photo frame
"Sister Martha," silver pickle fork and sardine server
Miss Nicholson, skin rug
Miss A and J Waddingham, jam spoon, pickle fork, and pearl sardine server
Master Fred and Leslie Thorp, silver tray
Miss Seller, breakfast cruet
Miss Maud and Edith Routh, serviette rings
Mr T Storm, silver salts
Mr H Barratt, work basket
Mr and Mrs Smith, teapot cosy
Mr and Mrs W H Smith, Wedgwood fruit dish
Miss and Miss M Spilman, pearl photo frames
Miss J Waddingham, brass photo frame
Miss Bratton, pin cushion and toilet tidies
Hudson Smith & Co., table linen
Mr Richardson, dress shoes
Mr C Lea, silver tea spoons
Mr and Mrs Hollings, set table mats
Mr and Mrs G Bray, silver cruet
Mr R Lockwood, bed bottle, copper crumb tray, and brush
Mr and Mrs F Hardwick, barometer
Mr and Mrs Gibbins, silver top vases
Mr and Mrs J Belton, cut glass silver top salts and spoons
Mr and Mrs Graham, jam dish and spoon

The bouquets etc., were the gift of the bridegroom, and were obtained of Messrs Swanson, of Barton.  Mr Harrison, of Winterton, supplied the carriages.


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