Rowbottom – Mollekin Marriage

Mollekin - Rowbottom Marriage Collage

Mollekin – Rowbottom Marriage

My parents were married in September 1957. Below is a newspaper article which describes this occasion:-

The marriage took place at Wentworth Church last Saturday of Miss Jean Rowbottom, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Rowbottom, 3. Street Cottages, Wentworth, and Mr. James Barrie Mollekin, youngest son of Mr. J. G. Mollekin, 109. Melciss Road, Wickersley, and the late Mrs. Mollekin. The Rev. R. B. H. Greaves, of Elsecar, officiated, and the organist was Miss E. Tradewell.

The bride, given away by her father wore a gown of white lace over nylon and a short veil and pearl coronet head-dress, and carried a bouquet of pink roses, lilies-of-the-valley and fern.

George & Dragon, Wentworth

George & Dragon

The bridesmaids were Misses Denise and Ann Rowbottom (bride’s sisters) wearing white ballerina-length nylon dresses, pink Juliet caps and elbow length nylon gloves; and Miss Susan Mollekin, wearing a white net over pink silk dress with white accessories. All three carried posies of pink carnations, sweet peas and fern.

The best man was Mr. John Mollekin and the groomsman Mr. Tom Kelsall.

The bride’s mother received 57 guests at the George and Dragon Hotel in a pink two-piece, grey hat and gloves and wearing a spray of pink carnations.

The honeymoon was spent at Paignton, Devon, the bride travelling in a royal blue costume with accessories to tone.

One Response to “Rowbottom – Mollekin Marriage”

  1. Don Gill Says:

    Our family lived opposite the Mollekin family on Melciss Road – 1930’s to 1970’s.
    We lived at number 108. I remember Mr Mollekin, Barrie, John, Susan.
    Don Gill.

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