Local history buff, Paulette Flint
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Times Gone By: Beautiful Gladstone wedding

1932: A wedding of interest at St Saviour's Church of England took place when Mr Francis Stansell James was married to Miss Mary Estelle Mellefont.

Miss Mellefont is the third daughter of Mr and Mrs WP Mellefont, while Mr James is the fourth son of the late Mr EC James, and of Mrs SS James, of Cardiff, Wales.

The interior of the church was beautifully decorated by the girlfriends of the bride.

Rev RV Burrowes, Rector of St Saviour's, assisted by Archdeacon Robinson, officiated.

The bride looked charming in her ankle-length frock of white mariette, made on princess lines, with shirred side panels of georgette and long sleeves with flared flounces falling from the elbows.

The ribbon at the waist was caught with a spray of orange blossoms.

Miss EM Horne attended as bridesmaid and wore a pretty ankle-length frock, the skirt being of salmon pink Tosca net beneath three flared panniers of salmon pink floral taffeta terminating at the side front with a spray of flowers set to a semi-princess corsage of floral taffeta with puff sleeves.

She wore a picture hat and carried a bouquet of dahlias tied with salmon pink ribbon to tone.

Mr R Tannock was best man.

Miss Dell Mellefont, youngest sister of the bride, presided at the organ, and during the signing of the register, Miss Valma Daniel rendered a solo "If I might only come to you” very effectively.

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