This month’s spotlight item is a cutting from Lisa King about her dad Franklyn Drake, which ties in nicely to our latest listening post clip.
It’s a fantastic article very much of it’s time – I love the in depth wardrobe analysis! Franklyn and Olive have always been great supporters of the band – and we are very grateful to both of them.
“A popular member of the Royston Town Band was married at St Michael and All Angel’s Church, Abington Pigotts, on Saturday last, he was Mr Franklin Franklyn Drake, only son of Mr and Mrs F Drake of Forge House Barley, and his bride was Miss Olive Covington, only daughter of Mr and Mrs A Covington of Down Hall, Abington Pigotts.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was very prettily attired in a gown of white satin with lace coat falling into a long train, her shoulder length veil was held by a white camellia. She carried a bouquet of flame coloured roses and white chrysanthemums.
The bride’s nephews, Mark and Andrew Covington held the train of her ensemble, both wore royal blue trousers and white satin blouses.
Her two bridesmaids were her friend Miss Margaret Barnes and the groom’s cousin Miss Mary King, who wore crystal blue sain gowns and carried bouquets of flame coloured roses. Roses of the same colour were in their hair.
The bridegroom’s friend Mr Peter Robinson was best man and the ushers were Mr A Covington and Mr M ?
The service was conducted by the Rev H O Punchard and the bride’s aunt Mrs C Jackson was at the organ for the hymns ‘Lead us Heavenly Father, lead us’ and ‘Love Divine’.
Many tokens of good luck were presented to the bride as the couple left the church.
Ninety guests were entertained at the reception held at Bassingbourn Village College from where the couple left for their honeymoon in the Lake District =, for travelling the bride wore a pink suit with navy accessories.
Many beautiful presents were received including a cheque from Mr H Stokes and Mr W Wolfendale, where the bride is employed as a dental nurse and from the Royston Town Band, a clock.
Mr and Mrs Franklin Drake will live at The Caravan, Forge House Barley, Herts.”