A quiet wedding, on account of the recent death of the bridegroom’s well-known and respected parent, took place at Milford Church, on Wednesday afternoon, January 26th. The happy bride was the younger daughter of Mrs. Knifton, of Red Hill Farm, the bridegroom being the only son of the late Mr. John Bridges, of Moscow Farm. In spite of the late uncer tain weather, the sun shone brightly as the bride left and returned to the house—a good augury for the future happiness of the young couple, who have known each other from childhood. Canon Prior, of Morton Rectory, who had officiated at the wedding of the bride’s mother, as well as that of her elder daughter, Eva, with the vicar of the parish (Rev. H. C. Mountford) likewise conducted this wedding, and in a few happy words afterwards, the Canon 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. The bride looked very sweet in her simple old-world style ivory satin frock, with the wreath of orange blossom, both of which were the gift of her aunt, Miss Amy Russell, and the sheaf of lilies the gift of the bridegroom, and her happy smiling face, as she passed up the church attended by her two little nieces, the daughters of her sister, Eva, captivated the hearts of the large number of friends who had gathered to witness the ceremony. Frank, the eldest brother, gave the bride away, and Jack, a younger brother, made an excellent best man. The presents were many, valuable, and useful, showing the esteem in which the bride and bridegroom as well as their families are held.

Newspaper unknown, England
27 January 1921