Local Vicar and his New Bride Welcomed

The following is an article published in a local newspaper.

September 12th, 1907

The local parishioners welcomed the vicar and his new bride.  The village was decorated with bunting and suitable mottoes of welcome through the village to the vicarage.  Much excitement for the local villagers. On Wednesday 11th September there was a parish tea held in the schoolroom for the vicar and his new bride where valuable presentations took place.

Mr. W. Davies, J.P., who presided, in an excellent speech made the first presentation, which took the form of a purse of gold and an illuminated album from the parish.

Mr Cattanach; Gave a speech and presentation of a silver egg, stand from the Day School children.

Mr. John Morris (Cranham), hon. secretary of the Cricket Club, presented a dinner gong and gave a speech.

The vicar Mr. Thomas feelingly responded, and thanked all present for their exceedingly kind reception, which he assured them was greatly appreciated, and would never be forgotten by his wife and himself.

The evening consisted of singing and the national anthem was played at the end of the evening.

Many other gifts were given by parishioners and villagers plus, Reverend’s from other parishes.