Heanor Councillorís Daughter Married.

Marriage of Miss Margaret Belfield.


A very pretty wedding was solemnised at St. Lukeís Church, Loscoe, on Saturday last, when Miss Margaret Patricia Belfield, daughter of Councillor and Mrs. W. Belfield, Post Office, Loscoe, and Mr. James William Knifton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knifton, Grange Farm, Milford, were joined together in holy matrimony. The Vicar of Milford, Rev. Harold Morgan, and the Vicar of Loscoe, Rev. Conrad Ough, officiated. The organist played suitable bridal music and accompanied the hymns.


The bride was given away by her father, and was charmingly attired in a long dress of Nottingham lace, adding distinction to which was the flowered pattern of roses. A beautiful long net veil embroidered with silk (lent by a friend) was held in position with a tiara of orange blossom, and she carried a bouquet of dark red carnations with trailing fern and sprays of white heather.


The bride was attended by a matron of honour, Mrs. Margaret Lamb (friend of bride), and three maids, Miss Dorothy Gill (cousin of bride), Miss Molly Knifton and Miss Dorothy Knifton (sisters of the bridegroom). They were attired in long billowing dresses of organdie which added charm to a beautiful colour scheme of pastel shades, being respectively lemon, lime green, peach and pink. Each had head-dress of sweet peas and bouquet of sweet peas with trailing fern, and wore long net gloves.


Junior maids were Miss Felicity Beevers in a full dress of white organdie with head-dress of flowers and a posy of sweet peas, and Miss Kathleen Radcliffe in a full dress of pale pink satin with flowered head-dress and posy of flowers. The page boy was Roger Knifton, cousin of the bridegroom, who wore full length white satin trousers and blouse.


Mr. Stan Jones, of Holbrook, officiated as best man, and groomsmen were Mr. John Bridges (cousin of the groom) and Mr. Norman Taylor (cousin of the bride).


On leaving the church several lucky tokens were presented to the bride.


The reception was held in St. Lukeís Church Hall, where upwards of 120 guests were entertained. Toasts to the bride and bridegroom were proposed by Rev. H. Morgan, to the bridesmaids by Mr. Stan Jones, and to Councillor and Mrs. Belfield by the Vicar (Rev. C. J. Ough) and Coun. J. J. Lilley (Heanor).


Later in the evening over two hundred friends enjoyed dancing and refreshments.


The brideís gift to the bridegroom was a gentís fitted travelling case. his gift to the bride was a silver necklace and suspended ornament set with stones and diamonds, and to the bridesmaids lucky silver white heather necklets with wishbone attachment and pearls. The bride and bridegroom received cheques and numerous valuable presents. Their honeymoon is being spent at Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

Ripley and Heanor News, England
6 August 1948