Larkin – Burton

Glasshouse Street, Rotherham - 20.04.17

Glasshouse Street, Rotherham

Celia Burton, born in 1932 in the Rotherham area, is my third cousin, once removed and second great-granddaughter of Thomas Burton and Ann Pickersgill.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Celia’s marriage to Alan Larkin.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT., JULY 3rd, 1954

LARKIN – BURTON

The marriage took place on Thursday at the Northfield Parish Church of Miss Celia Burton, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Burton, 2, Field Place, Greasbro’ Road, Rotherham, and Mr. Alan Larkin, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Larkin, 15, Glasshouse Street, Rotherham. The Rev. A. E. Rose officiated.

The bride, given away by her father, wore a gown of white net and lace, with head-dress of orange blossom surmounting a full-length veil, and carried a bouquet of pink roses.

Junction Inn, Rotherham (Copyright Colin Leonard) (3)

Junction Inn, Rotherham

The bridesmaids were Misses Betty and Ellen Larkin (bridegroom’s sisters) wearing dresses of blue net over taffeta, with flowered head-dresses, and carrying bouquets of sweet peas and roses; and Miss Jennifer Larkin (bridegroom’s sister) in a dress of white voile over satin, with head-dress to match, and carrying a posy of sweet peas and roses. The page boy was Master David Burton (bride’s brother).

The bride’s mother wore a powder blue costume with beige accessories, and the bridegroom’s mother a navy blue two-piece, with accessories to tone.

The best man was Mr. Peter Crookes and the groomsman Mr. Rex Slack.

A reception at the junction Inn was attended by about 40 guests. The honeymoon was spent at Scarbro’.

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