Canon Prior, of Morton Rectory, assisted by the Rev. H. C. Montford, M.A. (vicar), conducted the service in Holy Trinity Church, Milford, on Wednesday, when Mr. John Bridges, only son of the late Mr. John Bridges, of Moscow Farm, Milford, was married to Miss Florrie Knifton, youngest daughter of Mrs. Knifton, and of the late Mr. James W. Knifton, of Makeney Farm, Milford. Both families are well known in agricultural circles in Derbyshire and throughout England, and considerable local interest was manifested in the union, but owing to the recent demise of the bridegroom’s father, who was also a member of the Belper Board of Guardians, and of the Rural District Council, the wedding ceremony was of a very quiet nature and confined to the immediate relatives of the two families. The bride was charmingly gowned in a simple old-world style ivory satin frock with wreath of orange blossom, both being the gift of her aunt, Mrs. Amy Russell. She wore a bridal veil, trimmed with orange blossoms, and her bouquet was a sheaf of lilies. Her maids of honour were the Misses Bessie and Rosie Alton (nieces of the bride), who were dressed in primrose crepe-de-chine, and they carried baskets of snowdrops and primrose tulips. Their ornaments were gold bracelets, gifts of the bridegroom. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Frank Knifton, and the best man was Mr. John Knifton. A reception was afterwards held at Makeney Farm. Bride and bridegroom have been the recipients of numerous useful and valuable gifts from a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Canon Prior, who had officiated at the wedding of the bride’s mother as well as that of her elder daughter Eva, in a few happy words after the ceremony said that this occasion was unique in that it united two very old Derbyshire families who had each lived by the soil for over 500 years.

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21 January 1921