John Peter Sheeran, born in 1931 in the Rotherham area, is my second cousin, once removed and grandson of Clara Rowbottom and John Henry Scholes.
Below is a newspaper article published shortly after John’s marriage to Mary Taylor.
THE ADVERTISER, SAT., AUG. 14th, 1954
SHEERAN – TAYLOR
The marriage took place at St. Gerard’s Church, Thrybergh, last Saturday, of Miss Mary Taylor, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor, 25, Rockland Villas, Thrybergh, and Mr. John Peter Sheeran, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Sheeran, 16, Naylor Street, Parkgate. The Rev. J. J. O’Halloran officiated at Nuptial Mass, and Miss Mary Browne was the organist.
Both bride and bridegroom are teachers, the bride at St. Joseph’s School, Rawmarsh, and the bridegroom at St. Helen’s School, Hoyland.
The bride, given away by her father, wore a full-length ivory grosgrain gown with plain silk net veil and head-dress of stephanotis, and carried a bouquet of arum lillies, white roses and stephanotis.
She was attended by Miss Mary Flanigan (a friend), wearing a white shark skin ballerina-length dress, and Miss Veronica Sheeran (sister of the bridegroom) who wore a short white nylon dress with head-dress to match. Both carried posies of carnations and sweet peas.
The best man was Mr. Michael Sheeran (cousin of the bridegroom) and Mr. Terrance M. Sheeran (brother of the bridegroom) and Mr. Harry Ducker were groomsmen.
The bride’s mother wore a navy coat with white accessories; the bridegroom’s mother chose a mauve two-piece with black accessories.
A reception was held at the Fullerton Hotel, Thrybergh, and the honeymoon was spent at Torquay.
Among the presents were a blanket chest, cooking utensils and walnut egg cups from the staff and pupils of St. Joseph’s School, Rawmarsh, and an electric iron from the staff of St. Helen’s School, Hoyland.