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Lieutenant Robert W M Close

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 10th January 1917

A very pretty military wedding took place quietly on Thursday afternoon at St Thomas's Church, Killinghall, Harrogate, between Miss Katherine Maude Strother, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs T W Strother, of Westfield, Killinghall, to Lieutenant Robert W M Close, elder son of the Rev A W M Close, rector of Hutton Magna, and Mrs Close. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Sydney Elliston, MA, vicar of St Thomas's Church, Killinghall, assisted by the Rev A W M Close, father of the bridegroom, in the presence of a large congregation.

The bride, who was given away by her brother, Lieutenant T L W Strother, wore a handsome travelling costume of hyacinth blue cloth, with a pretty hat to match. She also wore black fox furs, the gift of her uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs Harrison; her ornaments included a pearl and amethyst pendant, and she carried a choice bouquet, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bride was attended by two little cousins Miss Katherine Harrison and Master Strother Shallcross, the former being attired in white satin, and the latter in white sailor costume. Each wore a handsome present from the bridegroom.

Mr Cyril Walker, cousin of the bridegroom, from Darlington, was the best man. Miss Woods, daughter of the late Dr Woods, played the wedding music. After the service a reception was held at Westfield, the home of the bride's parents, which was attended by a large number of friends and tenants. Later in the day the bride and bridegroom, who received a large number of handsome presents, left for London.

[ Long list of presents follows ]

 

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