A Masbro’ Chapel Wedding


Masbrough Independent Chapel

Edwin Wilson Barron, born in 1912 in Rotherham, is my third cousin, once removed and son of Edwin Barron and Jennie Jarvis.

Following the death of his father, Edwin continued with the family’s iron and steel business, located on Don Street in Rotherham.

Edwin and his spouse, Annie, both died in 1989 and below is a newspaper article pertaining to their wedding as well as Edwin’s obituary.


Masbrough Independant Chapel, Rotherham - 10.08.08 (11)

Masbrough Independent Chapel

BARRON – WORMALD. – June 1st, by the Rev. Norman Castles, in the Masbro’ Independent Chapel, Edwin, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Barron, to Annie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wormald.



Aldred Street

The marriage took place in the Masbro’ Independent Chapel on Saturday of Miss Annie Wormald, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wormald, of 3, Brown Street, Rotherham, to Mr. Edwin Wilson Barron, eldest son of Mr. Edwin Barron, of Aldred Terrace, Rotherham. The bride’s father is chief clerk of the L.N.E. Railway at Rotherham, and the bridegroom’s father is an iron and steel merchant.

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Norman Castles, M.A. (pastor of the church), and the service was choral, Mr. F. A. Schonhut, L.R.A.M., being the organist.

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Cooperative Society

Given away by her father, the bride wore a gown of ivory satin with a cowl neck finished at the side with a diamante clip. The dress had fashionable full sleeves with appliqued net, and there was also a veil of tulle appliqued with net leaves and held in position by a coronet of orange blossom. The bride carried a bouquet of deep cream tea roses.

Her two bridesmaids, Miss E. Barron and Miss E. Wormald, wore dresses of rose pink taffets with Marina green satin sashes and mittens. They also had halos and frilled muffs to match. The page boy was Master Derek Forster.

Mr. R. Wormald, junr., was the best man, and Mr. E. Holdsworth and Mr. J. Chapman, junr., acted as groomsmen.

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Don Street

A reception was held by the bride’s parents in the Co-operative Cafe, Westgate, where the guests were received by the bride’s mother, who wore a dress of Jubilee blue marocain and carried a bouquet of cream irises. The bridegroom’s mother chose a dress of black marocain with a corsage of beige cire lace. Her bouquet was also of cream irises.

The honeymoon is being spent in the Windermere district, and the bride travelled in a navy blue costume with hat and shoes to tone and an oyster satin blouse.

To the bride the bridegroom gave a Morocco leather handbag, to the bridesmaids he gave diamante dress clips, and to page boy he gave a wristlet watch. The bride’s gift to the bridegroom was a silk dressing gown.

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Rotherham Crematorium

The wedding gifts included a chromium standard lamp with shade, and a mirror from the Mineral Manager’s Department of the L.N.E. Railway, Doncaster and Sheffield.


BARRON. – Edwin Wilson, aged 77 years, of Wickersley, in hospital on Sunday, September 17th, 1989, much loved husband of the late Nancy and father of Michael and Maureen. The funeral service is to take place at the United Reformed Church, Stag, Rotherham, today, Friday, September 22nd, at 11:30am, followed by cremation at Rotherham Crematorium. Donations, if desired, to the British Heart Foundation, c/o Bartholomew & Sons, 6 Broom Valley Road, Rotherham.