Bessie Early, born in 1922 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and daughter of Ernest Albert Early and Catherine Westwood.
Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Bessie’s marriage to Denis Thompson.
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2nd, 1947.
THOMPSON – EARLY. – On July 26th, 1947, at Doncaster Road Congregational Church, by the Rev. D. Brameld, Bessie, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Early, 2, Broom Crescent, Rotherham, and Denis, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, 141, Middle Avenue, Rawmarsh.
THOMPSON – EARLY.
The marriage of Miss Bessie Early, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Early, of “The Kloof,” 2, Broom Crescent, Rotherham, to Mr. Denis Thompson, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, of 141, Middle Avenue, Rawmarsh, took place last Saturday at the Doncaster Road Congregational Church, Rotherham.
The Rev. D. C. Brameld, of Felstead, Essex, officiated at the choral service.
Wearing a gown of ivory moire taffeta, with an embroidered veil held in place by a cornet of orange blossom, the bride was given away by her father. She carried a bouquet of tea roses.
Miss Brenda Birks was the chief bridesmaid and other attendants were Miss D. Richardson and Miss M. Nelson.
The best man was Mr. E. Heald, and the groomsmen were Mr. G. Early (bride’s brother) and Mr. J. Thompson (bridegroom’s brother).