Maltby Wedding Bells


The bride and bridegroom leaving the Church

Sybil Mollekin, born in 1903 in Pontefract, is my first cousin, twice removed and daughter of Herbert Mollekin.

Below is a newspaper article pertaining to Sybil’s marriage to Donald Jack Rallison-Sadler. Herbert saw no more of his children marry as he died just three months later. Herbert can be seen, stood behind the bridegroom, in the wedding photo published here.





Saint Bartholomew's Church, Maltby (19)

Saint Bartholomew’s Church

A large number of people assembled inside and outside St. Bartholomew’s Church, on Monday, to witness the wedding of Mr. Jack Sadler, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Sadler, of Sandbeck, to Miss Sybil Mollekin, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Mollekin, of The Grange, Maltby. The Revs. H. R. Everson and L. R. Healey were the officiating clergymen.

Given away by her father, the bride was a charming figure in a tight-fitting -gown of ivory satin beaute, with long sleeves and a dip at the back. The corsage and bouffant skirt were relieved with diamante, and from the bow in beaute at the hip trailed a dainty spray of orange blossom. Her long veil of net was gathered into a wreath of orange blossom, and her beaute court train was lined with quilted georgette in pink. She carried a bouquet of lilies and white heather.

Carr Lane, The Grange, Maltby (Copyright Ann Mollekin)

The Grange

Miss Ivy Mollekin, the bride’s sister and only bridesmaid, wore a beautiful picture gown in daffodil taffeta, long wisps of tulle falling picturesquely from the corsage. Her daffodil hat, in soft French felt, had a sweeping brim edged with narrow net, and was relieved with two Richelieu motifs. Her bouquet consisted of lilies and bronze chrysanthemums.

Carrying the train were two dainty little folk in white silk net-frilled from the waist-trimmed with rosebuds. They were the Misses Mary and Nora Mollekin (nieces of the bride) and they wore little wing bonnets relieved with silver and rosebuds.


Queens Hotel

The mother of the bride wore a gown of black georgette, into which were introduced Oriental colourings in chenile. Her black hat was trimmed with a diamante clasp, and she carried white carnations.

The mother of the bridegroom chose a gown of Lido blue satin merve, trimmed with apple green georgette, and a hat to match, relieved with velvet flowers.

The best man was Mr. H. Clarkson, of Conisbro’, a friend of the bridegroom, and the groomsmen were brothers of the bride. Messrs. Stanley and Sydney Mollekin. Mr. W. Wreakes was the organist.

After the reception, held at the Queen’s Hotel, Maltby. Mr. and Mrs. Sadler left for Hunstanton, the bride wearing a navy face cloth coat with reversed insertions over a pink chenile jumper suit, together with a metal-trimmed navy felt toque.

The bride received a leather coat from the bridegroom, to whom she presented a signet ring.

To Miss I. Mollekin, the bridegroom gave a gold slave bangle, and to the trainbearers he presented gold lockets.


Jack & Sybil

The following are among those who presented gifts to the bride and bridegroom: – Mr. and Mrs. H. Mollekin, carpets and house linen; Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Sadler, kitchen ware; Mr. and Mrs. E. Mollekin, black plush rug; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mollekin, mahogany mirror; Mr. and Mrs. Hy. Mollekin, silver teapot; Mr. and Mrs. Sid. Mollekin, chamber service; Mr. and Mrs. Stan Mollekin, tea service; Miss Ivy Mollekin, cushion; Mr. and Mrs. H. Brooks, silver butter, biscuit, and cheese dish; Mr. and Mrs. McGlade, pictures; Fred, Claud, and Jack, paintings; Mr. and Mrs. Pearse, dinner service; Mr. and Mrs. Skerrow, fish eaters; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Booth, mahogany Westminster chime clock; Mr. and Mrs. J. Dickinson, eiderdown; Mr. and Mrs. T. Fawcett, bedspread; Mr. and Mrs. C. Tanner, eiderdown; Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Booth, vases; Mrs. Wheat, tray; Mr. and Mrs. F. Sadler, oak mirror; Mr. and Mrs. O. Sadler, fruit dish; Miss Waine, teapot; Miss Hastings, basket chair; Mr. and Mrs. F. Whiteley, “Ewbank” Cyril and Gwynne, pans; Mr. and Mrs. Hanson, pictures; Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Jones, brass kerb and companion set; Mr. and Mrs. Crowther, fruit dish; Mr. and Mrs. Fawley, pans; Mr. and Mrs. G. Crowther, bedspread; Baby Jack, picture frame; Mr. and Mrs. Lidgett, coffee spoons; Mr. and Mrs. A. Clarkson, cheque; Mr. F. Hawes, knives; Mr. and Mrs. J. Mollekin, salad bowl; Ald. and Mrs. Dunn, silver syphon holder; Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Downey, salad bowl; Mr. R. Rowbottom and Miss Law, silver cake basket; Mr. and Mrs. E. Smith, silver cruet; Dr. and Mrs. Dufty, tea cosy and table runner; Mr. and Mrs. Goodenough, fish servers; Miss Mason, jam dish; Mr. and Mrs. H. Smith, glasses and jug; Mr. and Mrs. T. Baines, biscuit barrel; Mr. and Mrs. M. Vasey, glass fruit dish; Mr. and Mrs. T. Bowett, case teaspoons; Mr. T. Trueman, carvers; Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, salad servers; Mrs. Bewicke, pickle jar; Mrs. M. and W. O’Neil, clothes brushes; Miss M. Taylor, cut-glass flower vase; Mr. A. G. Dickinson, cut-glass bowl and jug; Misses A. and H. Brown, gramophone and records; Mr. and Mrs. E. Rosewarne, fish eaters; Mr. H. McNought, pouffee; Mr. and Mrs. Beeden, cushion; Misses Ellis, electric lamp; Mrs. Patrick, cut-glass bowl; Mr. and Mrs. E. Davy and family, cut-glass bowl and tea cosy; Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Marsh, carvers; Mr. and Mrs. F. Hunter, fruit bowl; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Lant, hot water jug; Mr. J. O. Brown, cut-glass vases; Mr. H. Clarkson, cake basket; Mr. Betts, handbag; Baby Basil, silver basket.