John Podmore & June Thompson

All Saints' Church (Minster), Rotherham - 10.03.14 (2)

All Saints’ Church

John Podmore, born in 1930 in Rotherham, is my fourth cousin, once removed and son of Samuel Podmore and Elizabeth May Ogden.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after John’s marriage to June Thompson. Although the newspaper article does not state where they married, John’s cousin, Ray Hill, remembered attending as a young boy and believes that All Saints’ Church, Rotherham, was the location.



A stylish feature of the wedding of Miss June Thompson, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Thompson, 24, Bentley Street, Rotherham, to Mr. John Podmore, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Podmore, 44, Saville Street, Dalton, were the fans carried by the bridesmaids. The fans were in white taffeta, edged with net, and attached to them were sprays of anemones. The Rev. E. G. Hazelton officiated.

Given away by her father, the bride wore a gown of white spotted net over white nylon, with bunches of orange blossom trimming her Dutch bonnet. Her full-length net veil was embroidered, and she carried a bouquet of red roses and lilies of the valley.

The four bridesmaids were Miss Marion Podmore (bridegroom’s sister) and Miss Sylvia Ward, who were in pink water-waved taffeta, and Miss Florence Ogden (bridegroom’s cousin) and Miss Dora Russell, who wore blue taffeta. All wore white taffeta Dutch bonnets.

Mr. T. Podmore (bridegroom’s brother) was the best man, and the groomsmen were Mr. W. Kemp and Mr. R. Thompson (bride’s brother).