Popple of Sandgate Wedding

Yet another lady member of a Skegness Church choir entered the marriage state last week, this being Miss Mary Popple, daughter of Mrs. E. Popple, of  “Sandgate,” Drummond Road, Skegness, who was united to Mr. Cyril Pennington, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Pennington of 65, Briar Way, Skegness, the ceremony taking place at the Primitive Methodist Church on Wednesday (October 30th) at 12.30 noon.

The bride, whose family has been associated with the town for a long period, has been a member of the Primitive Church choir for several years and her services as a vocalist have been in constant request at Church and other concerts in the town and neighbourhood Pennington, who was formerly engaged in a clerical capacity with Mr. P. Walker, builder and contractor, was prominent in football and cricket circles prior to leaving the town to take up another post some months ago.

As hon. secretary to the now defunct Skegness Athletic F.C. he was a most capable and valued official, and his services in a similar capacity were equally appreciated by the members of the Skegness Nomads Cricket Club.

The ceremony under notice was performed by an old friend and minister of the Church, the Rev. Ralph Street (who came over from Nottingham specially for the purpose), assisted by the present minister, the Rev. Arthur Haigh. The bride, who was given away by her cousin, Mr. S. Hammerton, wore a dress of coffee shade crepe de chine, with hat to tone, and carried a bouquet of pink roses.

The misses Hilda and Edna Popple attended their sister as bridesmaids, their dresses of brown satin and Georgette, with hats tone, and their bouquets were composed of bronze chrysanthemums. The duties of best man were discharged by Mr. E. Pennington, brother of the bridegroom.

Several of the chorister colleagues of the bride were present to lead the singing of the hymns, and Mr. E. Huggins, the Church organist, played appropriate music prior to and on the conclusion of the ceremony.

The wedding breakfast was partaken of at the home of the bride’s mother, and Mr. and Pennington left later for the honeymoon, which is being spent at Richmond (Surrey). The bride travelled in a brown suede Georgette dress with fur coat, hat and shoes to tone.

The couple will make their future home at Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, where Mr. Pennington is now professionally engaged.

A large number of useful and ornamental gifts from relatives and friends of the couple marked the happy event. The bouquets were kindly given by Mr. J. C. Chapman, florist, Lumley Road, Messrs. R. P. Bonnett, Lumley Road, supplied the wedding cake.

Source: Skegness Standard 6th November 1929


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