Pinder – Mollekin Marriage

Pinder – Mollekin Marriage

My paternal grandparents married in 1925 and were called Edith Mary Pinder and John Gilbert Mollekin. Below is a newspaper article which describes this occasion.


A wedding which took place at the Eastwood Wesleyan Chapel on Monday week, aroused an unusual amount of local interest, owing to the close association of the bride with the Eastwood Chapel. The contracting parties were Miss Edith Mary Pinder, eldest daughter of the late Mr. M. H. and Mrs. A. Pinder, of Bethel road, Rotherham, and Mr. John Gilbert Mollekin, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mollekin, of Maltby. The officiating minister was the Rev. H. Bemrose Spencer.

Bethel Road, Eastwood, Rotherham - 06.07.17 (1)

Bethel Road, Eastwood, Rotherham

Many relatives and friends from Sheffield, Scarbro’, Blackpool, Woodhouse, Maltby, and other places were present.

The bride was charmingly attired in a pretty blue costume, with hat to match. Miss Marjory Pinder gracefully performed her duties as bridesmaid to her sister, and was similarly costumed in style and colour. Mr. J. F. Pinder (brother of the bride), of Eastdene, gave the bride away, and Mr. Alfred Ernest Hunter, of Sheffield (cousin), carried out the duties of best man. Mr. Francis Pinder (grandfather of the bride), presided at the organ. The hymns, “Lead us Heavenly Father” and “O Perfect Love” were sung, and as the bridal pair were leaving the church the organist played Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March.”

The guests afterwards adjourned to the home of Mr. J. F. Pinder, Eastdene, where the repast was served.

Pinder – Mollekin Marriage

Later in the day, the bride and bridegroom journeyed on to Scarbro’ to spend their honeymoon at the home of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. Dickinson, of “Rotherwood House,” North Side.

The bride was the recipient of many beautiful presents, the outstanding gift being one from Mr. Hirst, her late employer, of the firm of Messrs. Hirst and Son, tobacco manufacturers, Leeds and Scarbro’. The bride held a very important position at the Scarbro’ branch of their business in Bar street, and was held in high esteem by the head of the firm and employees. The gift from Mr. Hirst consists of a pretty cut glass salad bowl, mounted with a sterling silver hand round the top, accompanied with two silver spoons.

This post was originally published on Mollekin Portalite on 12/10/2011.

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