Weddings at St Mary's
The number of picture we have of the weddings in St Mary's isn't very extensive, but thanks those who have shared their memories with us
1900's - KENT-LONG AND WEBB FAMILIES
1920's - percy smith & gladys felton
1940's - horace martin & veronica brandon
From Dennis Boreham: Horace was my mother's cousin. His parents were Rose and Bill Martin,and I think they lived in Evergreen Lane, Great Bradley. They also had a daughter Edie who married a Frank Brett and lived at Carlton and later Horseheath. Unfortunately, I do not have a date for the wedding - possibly the 1940's.
From Karen Kelly: Horrie & Ann Martin were friends with our late parents - Yvonne & Maurice Goody [see below]. I can remember as a child going with Mum & Dad to visit them. I think their daughter was called Valerie. They moved to Sawbridgeworth after leaving Gt Bradley. I think there son was Tim (Timothy) but not 100% sure. We remember going to one of their parties & Ann's brother was there & we thought it was so exciting because he was married to Cliff Richards sister & she was at the party too !!
1954 - Maurice goody & yvonne
1959 - ronald Surridge & Monica
From Rosalind Barber:
This is my mum and dad, Ronald and Monica Surridge, on their wedding day, 26th September 1959. They were the first newlyweds to come out of the church using the south door [the one with the brick porch]. Everyone before them had to come out the north door [facing the road]
1968 - Graham coote and Liz oliver
1974 - paul oliver & liz hearn
1994 - mark fleton and sarah goody
The Felton and Goody families have strong connections to the village over a number of generations [see above]. Mark & Sarah's wedding took place on 11th June 1994.
In 2018, Mark had a tattoo on his arm to commemorate this day. It shows the church and a clock showing 2.30; the time that he and Sarah were married.
2010 Jonathan durrant & Lorraine
2013 Charlie & mEG
2021 - iain percival & joanna elizabeth
Iain and Sarah were due to get married in 2020, but restrictions due to the Covid pandemic meant that it was postponed. Sunflower seeds, that they had got for the wedding, were offered to villagers for a Sunflower growing competition.
Iain said, after the wedding "We would like to thank everyone in our most amazing village for their contribution that made our day incredible. Ken and Sue, you were wonderful. Keith, the bells rang true. The dog peeps, as ever, you are amazing. We truly loved sharing our day with you all. THANKYOU!