Congregational Church Worker Married

Doncaster Road Congregational Church, Rotherham - 19.08.07 (1)

Doncaster Road Congregational Church

George Edward Early, born in 1907 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and son of Ernest Albert Early and Agnes Gracie.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after George’s marriage to Blanche Seston, with whom he issued five children, one of them being, Gwynneth Ann Early.




The marriage took place in the Doncaster Road Congregational Church on Thursday of Miss Blanche Seston, youngest daughter of Mrs. Seston, of 49, Dovercourt Road, Rotherham, and the late Mr. J. Seston, to Mr. George Edward Early, only son of Mr. E. A. Early, of The Kloof, Broom Crescent, Rotherham, and the late Mrs. Early. The service, which was choral, was conducted by the Rev. V. E. Watson, and Mr. Felix Norris was the organist.


The Kloof

The bride, who was given away by her nephew (Mr. Gordon Elliott), wore a gown of ivory satin beaute, ornamented with lace. Her embroidered veil was held in place by a coronet of orange blossom and pearls, and she carried a shower bouquet of tea roses and fern.

She was attended by Miss Bessie Early and Miss Brenda Birks, who had dresses of mauve satin beaute, with Juliet caps and carried shower bouquets of pink carnations. Miss Joan Holford, the junior maid, wore a dress of salmon pink and a halo to match, and carried a Victorian posy of pink carnations.

Mr. Edward Russell was the best man, and Mr. Horace Holford and Mr. Walter Spencer were the groomsmen.

The reception was held in the Congregational School room.

The honeymoon is being spent at Llandudno, the bride travelling in an ensemble of bottle green.

Among the wedding presents were a Westminster chiming clock from Mrs. Heath, Wellgate, with whom the bridegroom is employed, and a dinner service from Miss D. Varley, the bride’s former employer.

The bridegroom has been a deacon of the Doncaster Road Congregational Church for over ten years, and is also superintendent of the Sunday School.

EARLY – SESTON. – On September 30th, at Doncaster Road Congregational Church by the Rev. V. E. Watson, George Edward, only son of Mr. E. A. and the late Mrs. Early, of The Kloof, Broom Crescent, to Blanche, youngest daughter of Mrs. Seston and the late Mr. J. Seston, of 49, Dovercourt Road.