Rowbottom – Lockwood


Miners’ Institute

Zillah Rowbottom is my first cousin, twice removed, and in 1922, she married George William Lockwood. Below is a newspaper article pertaining to their wedding in Christ Church, Parkgate, Rotherham. Christ Church was demolished around fifty years ago and was located on Aldwarke Road.


Rawmarsh and Parkgate News.

At Christ Church, Parkgate, on Monday, Mr. Geo. W. Lockwood, of Norwich, was married to Miss Zillah Rowbottom, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Albert Rowbottom and Mrs. Rowbottom, of Netherfield Lane, Parkgate. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. T. Tummey, was dressed in ivory crepe-de-chine trimmed with pearls and wore a hat to match. Her bouquet was carnations, sweet peas, and maiden hair ferns. The bridesmaids were Miss Minnie Tummey (cousin of bride), Miss Violet Butterfield (Swinton), Miss A. Rowbottom (sister of bride), and Miss A. Wigfield (Swinton). The best man was Mr. T. Tummey (cousin of bride). Rev. Cannon A. Hayes, Vicar of Parkgate officiated. A reception was held at the Miners’ Institute, Parkgate, over 100 guests attending. The bridegroom’s gift to the bride was a gold bangle and to the elder bridesmaids he gave gold brooches.

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