From the Woodbridge Reporter and Wickham Market Gazette, Thursday August 21st 1930



A wedding of considerable local interest was solemnised at St. John's Church, Ipswich on Saturday last, when Mr. Peregrine A. Curtois, M.A., L.L.B., son of the late Mr. Arthur Curtois and Mrs. Curtois of Bedford, and formerly of Lincoln, was married to Miss Emily Mary Norman, daughter of the late Mr. P. W. Norman (Lieut. R.G.A,) and Mrs Norman of Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

The bridegroom is the modern languages master at Woodbridge School, and served as a Captain in the 2/6th Suffolks during the war.

The bride, leaning on the arm of her brother, Mr Frederick Norman, (Old Woodbridgian), who gave her away, was met at the church door by the officiating clergyman, the Rev. D. H. Holt and the full choir preceded her up the aisle. The two bridesmaids, the Misses Alice and Phyllis Norman (sisters of the bride) joined the procession, the choir singing "Lead us, Heavenly Father."

The bride was charmingly attired in oyster satin, carrying a sheath of lilies and white heather, and wearing a string of pearls. Her veil was of old limerick lace (a family heirloom over a century old) lent by Mrs. W. H. Alexander, which was held in place by a wreath of orange blossom.

The bridesmaids wore ankle length dresses of peach-coloured fancy silk crepe, with large picture hats to match, carrying bouquets of gladioli and silver and gold beaded bags, gifts of the bridegroom.

The bride's mother was daintily attired in blue figured satin with blue hat to match, and carried a bouquet of shaded pink roses, the gift of the bridegroom.

Capt. J. R. E. Curtois [sic], M.C., carried out the duties of best man, and Mr. W. Tye, Mr. B. Powell and Mr. P. Norman (brother of the bride), all members of Woodbridge School, acted as ushers.

Mr. R. E. Willis, A.R.C.O., was at the organ, the hymns and music including "O Perfect Love" and the 121st Psalm.

The Rev. Dudley Symon M.A., Head Master of Woodbridge School gave an inspiring address.

The reception was held at the Church Hall when telegrams from friends in all parts of the world were received.

The numerous and costly presents included a canteen of silver from the staff of Barclays Bank, and a Westminster chiming clock from the staff of Woodbridge School.

The happy couple left for their honeymoon, which is being spent on the Continent. Mrs. Curtois' travelling dress was of figured brown satin, with a brown velour hat and coat.

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