Wedding at St. Matthew’s, 1934 November 8, Hull Daily Mail

Wedding at St MatthewsParties Well Known in Fishing Industry

The marriage took place at St. Matthew’s Church early this morning, of Mr Barkworth, son of the late Mr and Mrs W. Barkworth, and Miss K. Hepton, second daughter of Mr and Mrs E. S. Hepton. The bridegroom is a well-known Hull fish merchant, while the bride is also engaged in the fishing industry in a secretarial capacity. Mr Hepton is a partner in the firm of Townhill and Hepton, consulting engineers.

Miss Jean Sawdon, niece of the bride, and Miss Dorothy Vickers. niece of the bridegroom, acted as bridesmaids, and the best man was Mr G. Gillard, jun. The Rev W. H. Willetts officiated.

The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of beige lace trimmed with fur, with a sash of brown velvet. Her hat was of beige, with a large plumed feather, and she carried a bouquet of carnations and lilies. The bridesmaids wore Kate Greenaway frocks in pink velvet, and caps in the same material; they carried nosegays of rosebuds. The bride’s mother wore a gown of black georgette and ecru lace, with a black velvet model hat.

The bride travelled in a blue coat-frock, and a fur coat, the gift of the bridegroom. The reception was held at Hammond’s, Paragon-square, and the honeymoon is to be spent in London.

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    Paul Ford - January 25, 2014, 9:36 am Reply

    St Matthew’s church is on Anlaby Rd in Hull. It’s grade 2 listed and the only church in Hull with a full spire. That part of Anlaby Rd was very different from today because of the big, ugly overpass that now casts a shadow over the church. It’s possible that William Barkworth was connected to the Barkworth family that owned Tranby House in Hessle. Kate Hepton was the daughter of Kate Elizabeth Ford, who was the daughter of Robert and Sarah Ford.

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