Wedding photographs and announcements



Wedding photographs and announcements


Top left - a woman wearing skirt and blouse reclining on grass in a park. Top right - a half length image of a woman with houses in the background. Bottom left - a newspaper cutting headlined 'flyer weds' with b/w image of airman in uniform and woman in wedding dress with bouquet. Gives account of wedding. Story continues on another piece of cutting at bottom right.



Two b/w photographs and two newspaper cuttings mounted on an album page


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A member of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command came down from the clouds a week last Monday to be married to a pretty [circled] Welsh girl, [/circled] at Flixton Parish Church.
The camaraderie of the Air Force was evident when Sergt. Flight Engineer John Dent, only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dent of 40, Barnfield, Urmston; took as his bride Miss Doris May Wellington, only daughter of Mrs. George Wellington, of 3, Ash Grove, Bridgend, South Wales.
The officiating clergyman was the Rev. J. C. Wansey, Rector of Flixton.
The bride was given away by her brother, Sgt. Flight Engineer William Wellington, while the groom’s three sisters, Kathleen, Joan and Mary were


the bridesmaids.

The team was made complete by the groom’s pilot, Flying Officer K. A. Smith, who ably undertook the duties of best man.
The bride was delicately dressed in ivory satin, with a headdress of orange blossom, an ambridered [sic] veil, and carrying a bouquet of deep red carnations.
Olive green dresses with old gold satin crepe was the attire chosen by the bridesmaids, with head-dresses plumes and net, carrying bouquets of pink carnations.
The bride’s mother was wearing a chocolate brown and mustard costume with brown hat to match, the mother of the groom chose a wine coloured two-piece suit and hat.
After the ceremony a reception was held at “Hughenden” in Flixton Road, the happy couple then leaving to spend their honeymoon in Buxton.
The bridegroom is a well known local figure. For three years he has been in the R.A.F. Bomber Command after leaving his previous occupation as a draughtsman.
He is an old scholar of Urmston Grammar School and during the early years of the war was a member of the First Aid Party and of the Stretford Division British Red Cross Society.


“Wedding photographs and announcements,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 23, 2024,

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