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Mr Walter Jacques MA and Miss E Braley - 1942

Loughborough Echo - 17th April 1942

The wedding of Miss Edna Braley and Mr Walter Jacques, MA both of the Rawlins School, Quorn, took place at the Parish Church, Quorn, on Saturday.

The ceremony was conducted by Canon E F Braley, MA, LLD principal of Bede College, Durham, and cousin of the bride, assisted by the Rev W E Pilling, Vicar of Quorn.

The bride wore a turquoise blue period gown and ninon veil. The bridesmaids were the Misses Pamela and Eve Braley-Smith, cousins of the bride, and they wore dresses of wine coloured taffeta with floral head-dresses.

Major Donald Tittenson was the best man and the service was choral, the organist being Miss Callis. Master Robert Lovett of Rothley, a scholar of Rawlins School, sang, "Hear my prayer".

A reception was held at the Farnham Hall, and among the presents were a silver tea service from the school and a cheque from the Old Quornians' Association. The honeymoon is being spent at Stratford-on-Avon.

The bride, who was a student and a member of the staff at Leicester Collegiate School, is now in charge of the Frobelian Department at the Rawlins School.

Mr Jacques has an unbroken 19 years of service on the staff of the school. He is a well-known hockey player and cricketer. He was formerly a member of the Quorn Cricket Club and till the war played for Loughborough Town Cricket Club. He was also a member of the old Loughborough Town Hockey Club and played for Leicestershire. At present he is captain and treasurer of the Quorn Hockey Club. He took a leading part in the debates held some years ago in the Church Rooms and is now secretary for War Weapons and Warship Weeks in the Barrow Rural District area.

Many past and present pupils of both Mr and Mrs Jacques were present at the wedding.

 Submitted on: 2011-02-13
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1199

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