From the RW Issue
3787, page 990 + photo
22nd October 1983
marriage took place at Saint Lawrence’s Church, Warkworth on
Saturday, 22nd October between Mr. Ian K Crofton and Miss Ruth A.
The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Anthony D. Duncan. The
best man was Mr. John Gudson and bridesmaid was Miss Patricia Godwin,
sister of the bride. The couple are active members of the community and
met through their work for the local branch of Save the Children Fund.
Ruth is a popular member of the Durham and Newcastle Diocesan
Association of Church Bell Ringers and for three years was the
secretary of the Northern District. Always willing to lend a hand to
struggling bands Ruth has, over recent years been instrumental in
maintaining ringing at Morpeth Clocktower and establishing a new band
at Embleton. Ringing took place at Embleton on the eve of the wedding
and enabled one member of the new band to ring in his first quarter
Despite the lack of bells at Saint Lawrence's Church this did
members of the Northern District ringing at Ruth and Ian’s wedding. As
the happy couple emerged from the church under a handbell arch they
were greeted by the sound of handbells being played in the church yard.
The reception was held at Warkworth Church of England Primary
where Ruth is headmistress. Displayed in a prominent position in the
school hall was a frieze made by the children entitled "The" Wedding.
(Any likeness to the bride and groom was purely accidental!). The
couple left for their honeymoon the following day - destination
unknown. Upon their return they will live in Warkworth where the
children will now have to say "Please Mrs. Crofton"?
Embleton, Northumberland. 21 Oct, 1260 PB Doubles
Fiona E Middlemist 1, Susan J Hanson 2, Jane I Landles 3, D Crowe (C)
4, R B Hanson 5, R Foster-Smith (1st Q) 6. Wedding compliment to Ruth
Godwin and Ian Crofton, married the following day at Warkworth.
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