Mr J. C. Gowland and Miss D. Ford, 1933 April 10, Hull Daily Mail

Mr J. C. Gowland and Miss D. Ford

The wedding took place at St. Matthew’s Church, Anlaby-road, Hull, to-day of Mr James Clifford Gowland, youngest son of Mrs and the late Mr F. Gowland, of Hull, and Miss Doris Ford, younger daughter of Mrs and the late Capt. W. Ford.

The bride was given away by her brother, Mr Walter Ford, and was attended by Miss Jean Noreen Ford (her niece), Miss Kitty Hepton (her cousin), and Miss Edith Sellars (friend).

Mr Kenneth Kerridge, a friend of the bridegroom, acted as best man, and the Rev W. H. Willetts officiated.

The bride wore an ivory Chantilly lace gown, with a fitted bodice shaped from the hips, with fully flared skirt clearing the show toe-caps. A delightful touch was the neckline of ruched net, which was carried low into the bodice, forming a Russian bolero effect of dainty frills.

The sleeves had double scalloped puffs above a mitten effect. She carried pink roses and lilies of the valley.

The bridesmaids wore gowns of pink lace and organdie. Their effective organdie coatees had sleeves with flared frills over the shoulders. The slim fitted lines of the gowns were emphasised by the circular flared organdie frills introduced on to the ankle length skirts.

Miss Jean Ford carried a Victorian posy of rosebuds and forget-me-nots, and the other two bridesmaids had tulips in mauve and shades of pink.

A reception was held at Powolny’s Restaurant, after which the bride and bridegroom left for their honeymoon at Scarborough. The bride’s going-away dress was of crepe-de-Chine. Her close-fitting hat of felt was trimmed with straw.

The dresses of the bride and bridesmaids were made by Elsie Battle, 83, Prospect-street, Hull.

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  1. Malcolm Robert Ford. - June 21, 2022, 10:59 pm Reply

    I am Malcolm Robert Ford born 1937 Hull, son of Robert and Minnie nee Clark, now 85 living in Inglewood NZ. I married Jill Aumonier(dec1982) remarried Janet Coup Ashburton NZ. Sons Josiah&Timothy(Jonathan dec) Esther(Alice Springs). Saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus!

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