Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 22 November 1907 (Document)
DOUBLE WEDDING AT SHIRLEYA double wedding is a somewhat unique event in the annals of this parish, and a large company assembled in the church on Monday last to witness the marriage of Miss Harriett K. James to Mr. C. Thompson, of Rugby, and Miss Alice A. James to Mr. W. Sefton, of Camberley, Surrey. The two brides are the daughters of Mr. Abraham James, of Shirley, and were given away by their father. Both wore dresses of deep cream over pale blue material, with biscuit-coloured hats. The bridesmaids— Miss Thompson and Miss Edith James— were dressed in white, and wore wreaths of flowers. Mr. J. Salisbury, of Nottingham, officiated as best man to both the bridegrooms. The ceremony was performed by the vicar (Rev. W. R. Linton), and at its close the sun shone out brightly as the parties left the church, amid showers of rice and the good wishes of the onlookers. The following is a list of presents:—
TO MR. AND MRS. THOMPSONBride to bridegroom, gold albert; bridegroom to bride, cheque; Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, household linen and cutlery; Miss Thompson, tea set and ornaments; Mrs. Swift, bath towels and table cloths; Mr Wm. Sutton, case of cutlery; Mr. and Mrs. Williamson, silver teapot; Mr. and Mrs. Peters, household linen; Mr. and Mrs. Salisbury, silver cruet and bread knife; Miss Slack, silver cruet; Mr. and Mrs. Maskrey, silver and cut glass butter dish; Mr. E. Jerram, glass jug; Mr. and Mrs. Potter and family, silver jam dish; Mrs. T. Hough, teapot; Miss Hough, salts; Mr. and Mrs. Coxon, household linen; Mrs Harper, plates and cruet; Miss Wilcox, tea cosy; Mr. and Mrs. Bowman, clock, pickle jar and fork; Mr. and Mrs. Bird, dozen drinking glasses; Mrs. Aldridge, pair of trays; Mr. and Mrs. H. Marsh, cake knife; Mr. and Mrs. Hewish, silver jam spoon and butter dish; Nurse Gregory, cake knife and d'oyleys; Mr. and Mrs Edwards, duchess toilet cover; Miss Glover, glass dishes; Mr. and Mrs. T. Titterton, fruit dishes; Mr. and Mrs. Atkin, toilet set; Rev. W. R. and Mrs. Linton, picture; Mrs. O. Harper, cake stand; Mr. and Mrs. Harrison, cheese dish; Mr. Wm. Gadsby, bread board and knife; Mr. and Mrs. Warlow, household linen; Mr. Thos. James, set of carvers; Mr and Mrs T. Mellor, biscuit jar and glass dishes; Mrs. Ashby, net d'oyleys; Miss Muir, toilet cover and towels; Mr. and Mrs. Lawton, half-dozen tumblers; Mr. and Mrs. Morley, table cloths; Master Thos. Mellor, decanters; Mr. and Mrs. J. Mold, sideboard cloth.
TO MR. AND MRS. SEFTONBride to bridegroom, watch and chain; bridegroom to bride, dinner service; Rev. W. R. and Mrs. Linton, picture; Mrs. Gilman, set of jugs; Miss Gilman, butter dish; Mr. and Mrs. Salisbury, silver cruet and bread knife; Mr. and Mrs. Peters, bath towels and jam jar; Mr. and Mrs. Bird, dozen drinking glasses; Mr. and Mrs Aldridge, pair of trays; Miss Slack, silver cruet; Mrs. Harper, glass dish and vase, and china candlestick; Miss Ethel Harper, toilet mats; Miss Emily Harper, teapot; Mrs. Hewish, butter knife and jam spoon; Mrs. Edwards, duchess toilet cover; Mr. and Mrs. Coxon, toilet cover and kitchen cloths; Miss Ethel Millward, vases; Mr. and Mrs. Maskery; butter dish; Mrs. Marsh, cake knife; Mrs. Hough, sugar basin and cream jug; Miss Nellie Hough, jam glass and spoon; Mr. and Mrs Potter and family, silver sugar bowl and sifter; Nurse Gregory, sugar tongs and d'oyleys; Mr. and Mrs. Stubbs, cheese dish; Miss Glover, glass dishes; Miss Rose Wilcox, tea cosy; Mr. and Mrs. Bowman, glove and handkerchief boxes; Mr. and Mrs. Titterton, glass dishes; Mr. and Mrs. Jerram, sugar basin and cream jug; Mr. and Mrs. Mee, half-dozen d'oyleys; Miss Mee, handkerchief satchet; Mr. H. Mee, prayer book; Mr. and Mrs. Williamson, silver teapot; Miss Thompson, fruit dish; Mr. and Mrs. Harrison; glass dishes; Mr. W. Gadsby, bread board and knife; Mr. J. H. Sefton, dozen knives and prongs; Mr. and Mrs. Warlow, tea service; Mr. and Mrs. Atkin, toilet set; Mr. Thomas James, set of carvers; Mr. and Mrs. T. Mellor, biscuit barrel and glass jug; Miss Muir, toilet cover and towels; Mrs. Lawton, fruit dishes; Mrs. Kirkland, glass dishes; Mr. and Mrs. Morley, table cloths; Mr. and Mrs. J. Mold, sideboard cloth.