Bairstow – Early


Saint Alban’s Church

Kathleen Margaret Early, born in 1939 in Rotherham, is my third cousin, once removed and daughter of Eric Early and Kathleen Mary Hanby.

Below is a newspaper article published a few days after her marriage to John Bairstow.



The marriage took place last Saturday at the Wickersley Parish Church of Miss Kathleen Margaret Early, only daughter of Mrs. K. M. Early, of 8, Gough Close, Wickersley Road, Rotherham, and the late Mr. E. Early, and Mr. John Graham Bairstow, only son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Bairstow, of 25, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Cannon W. Sorby Briggs officiated, and the organist was Mr. S. Briggs.

Given away by her uncle, Mr. H. Early, the bride wore a full-length dress of white brocade, with a head-dress of white roses, and a shoulder-length veil. She carried a bouquet of pink roses. She was attended by Miss Janet Lloyd and Miss Sally Bairstow (bridegroom’s sister), who wore dresses of blue brocade, and carried bouquets of pink and white carnations.


Brecks Hotel

The best man was Dr. Robert Berrington, the groomsman was Mr. J. Salmon, and the usher was Mr. J. J. Whenray.

A reception for 54 guests was held at the Brecks Hotel, Rotherham. The bride’s mother wore a blue flowered grosgrain two-piece with white accessories, and the bridegroom’s mother wore a green two-piece trimmed with mink, with bronze-coloured accessories. The honeymoon is being spent at St. Ives, Cornwall, the bride travelling in a blue suit with white accessories. The couple will reside at 31, Toll Lane, Laughton.

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