Oxborough – Easthope

Saint John's Church, Masbrough, Rotherham

Saint John’s Church, Masbrough

Eunice Easthope, born in 1935 in Rotherham, is my fifth cousin and daughter of Sydney Easthope and Iris Ida Earle.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Eunice’s marriage to Brian Oxborough.


Rotherham Cooperative Society - 03.06.07 (1)

Cooperative Society


The marriage took place at the St. John’s Parish Church, Rotherham, last Saturday, of Miss Eunice Easthope, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Easthope, of 104, James Street, Rotherham, and Mr. Brian Oxborough, only son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Oxborough, also of 104, James Street, Rotherham. The Rev. C. E. Hunt officiated.

The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a ballerina-length Nell Gwynn style gown, of nylon lace, with a nylon coronet and a white veil. The bridesmaids were Miss Jean Gibbins and Miss Janet Oxborough, who wore pale blue floral dresses, and carried bouquets of sweet peas; and Miss Joan Yeomans, who wore a white nylon dress with a white flowered head-dress, and carried a posy of sweet peas. The best man was Mr. Brian Fellows and the groomsman was Mr. Tony Heath.

Saint John's Church, Masbrough, Rotherham (Copyright George Bentley)

Saint John’s Church, Masbrough

A reception was held at the Co-operative Cafe, where 70 guests were entertained. The bride’s mother wore a navy and white dress, with white accessories, and the bridegroom’s mother wore a fawn suit, with fawn accessories.

The honeymoon was spent at Ryde Isle of Wight, the bride travelling in a navy suit, with a white, turban style hat.

The bridegroom is a member of the Firth Vickers Cricket Club.