Wedding Frieze

From the RW    Issue 3787, page 990 + photo

22nd October 1983


Picture: Wedding - Mr I K Crofton & Miss R A Godwin, 1984  The marriage took place at Saint Lawrence’s Church, Warkworth on Saturday, 22nd October between Mr. Ian K Crofton and Miss Ruth A. Godwin.

  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 peal.

  Despite the lack of bells at Saint Lawrence's Church this did not deter 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 School 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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