Parish Church Wedding

Paul G. Little & Elaine M. Shadwick - All Saints' Church, Rotherham - 31.08.1968

Paul G. Little & Elaine M. Shadwick

Elaine Margaret Shadwick, born circa 1947 in the Rotherham area, is my fifth cousin and daughter of Arnold Albert Shadwick and Lilian Louvain Easthope.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Elaine’s marriage to Paul Granville Little.



The marriage took place at Rotherham Parish Church last Saturday of Miss Elaine Margaret Shadwick, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Shadwick, of 9, Richard Road, Rotherham, and Mr. Paul Granville Little, second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Little, of 12, Far Lane, Rotherham. The service was conducted by the Rev. E. Duckett, and the organist was Mr. W. Shepherd.

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All Saints’ Church

Given away by her father, the bride wore a full-length white crystal satin dress with front panel embroidered with white and silver flowers, and a long cathedral train. Her three tier bouffant veil was held in place by a bomb shaped flowered head-dress, and she carried a bouquet of shaded pink roses, white roses and white stephanotis.

She was attended by Misses Petra and Tracy Little (bridegroom’s nieces), who wore long deep pink crystal satin dresses, trimmed with pale pink satin, and head-dresses of pale pink satin hair bands, with white stephanotis and pink rosebuds in their hair. They carried balls of white carnations and pink roses.


Steel, Peach and Tozer from Blackburn Meadows

The best man was Mr. Rex Driffill, the groomsmen were Mr. Graham Bunce and Mr. Michael Hughes, and the ushers were Mr. Dennis Easthope and Mr. Anthony Pingree.

Many gifts were received by the couple from the various departments of Steel, Peech and Tozer, where the bride is a typist, and from the Don Side Auto Garage, where the bridegroom is the manager, and from the Rosedale Garage at Rawmarsh, its associated garage.

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Cooperative Society

A reception, for 80 guests, was held at the Rotherham Co-operative Restaurant. The bride’s mother wore an oyster silk brocade dress and brown stole, and coffee coloured chiffon and brown net hat, with brown accessories. The bridegroom’s mother was dressed in a brown silk brocade dress and coat trimmed with cream mink, and blue chiffon hat, with cream coloured accessories.

The honeymoon is being spent in Wales, the bride travelling in a pink and grey dress and coat, with french navy accessories.

The bride and bridegroom’s future place of residence is 92, Newman Road, Grange Estate, Rotherham.