Market Lavington Museum

Market Lavington Wedding, August 1912

The wedding referred to in this report was between Dorothy Welch and Charles Apps. This brief report, with a full list of gifts given, appeared in a newspaper.

Dorothy was the sister of Jack Welch. We are publishing diary entries and letters home by Jack Welch, 100 years after they were written. That appears on www.jackwelchdiaries, .

But here it is the present list which is fascinating, including gifts from many people we know much about at Market Lavington Museum including Jack, himself and also the Burbidges who lived in our museum building.

The wedding was of Mr C T T Apps of Calne to Miss Dorothy Welch of Market Lavington, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Welch. She was a teacher in the Sunday School, he was Assistant Master at the Dauntsey Agricultural College and had recently been appointed headmaster of the Calne County Secondary School. The ceremony was performed by Rev Alfred Apps, brother of the bridegroom, organist Mr M Taylor.

Presents were given by:

Miss Dorothy Akers (tea cosy)
Mrs Awdry (silver teapot)
Miss Norah Alexander (tray cloth)
Mrs Abrams (cushion)
Mr and Mrs Akers (teaspoons in case)
Miss Bouverie (pewter cake dish)
Mrs Billington (photoframe)
Mr and Mrs Bird (Trowbridge)(salt cellars and spoons)
Mr Burgess and Phyllis (sugar tongs)
Mr Herbert Bird and Miss Nelly Bird (custard pot)
Miss Bainham (hand painted doyleys)
Miss Benison (soup ladle)
Mr and Mrs Burbridge (glass jug)
Mr and Mrs Brewer (jam dish)
Mrs Brooks (water jug)
Mrs Buchanan (book)
Mr and Mrs Cole and Miss Summer (pair of silver candlesticks)
Mrs Stephen Coleman (tea cosy)
Mrs Chinnock (carved stool)
Mr C C Coombs (cake knife)
Mrs George Cooper (pair of vases)
Mr and Mrs Duck (set of trays)
Mr and Mrs Dunn (sugar sifter)
Mr Mrs and Miss Eldin (set of servers)
Mrs Earle (grandmother) cruets and household linen)
Miss M G V Freeman (butter knife)
Miss Irene Ferris (table mat)
Miss Giles (Lacock) (cushion cover and jam spoons)
Mr R L Gillingham (Calne) brass tea stand
Mr A Gough (Calne) (sugar basin and tongs)
Miss Gray (sauce bottle stand)
Mr A L Gough (thermos flask)
Mr and Mrs F Glass (cheque)
Misses Glass and Mr Cecil Glass (pendant)
Mr R Glass (pair of vases)
Mr and Mrs G Gough Misses Gough and Mr C Gough (pair of brass water jugs)
Mrs Goddard (tray cloths)
Rev and Mrs Frank Glass 9silver butter dish and knife)
Mrs Gye (set of jugs)
Mr and Mrs J E Gye (brass crumbtray and brush)
Mrs Green (fruit dishes)
Mr and Mrs Hiscock (set of jugs)
Mr and Mrs Hussey (gold pencil case)
Miss Nellie Hiscock (hand worked tray cloth)
Mrs Ingram (cushion)
Miss Johns (waist buckle)
Mr and Mrs W James (mounted oak butter dish)
Mrs King (pair of ornaments)
Miss R King (glass dishes and hairpincases)
Mr and Mrs W G Lush (carriage clock)
Mr and Miss Lord (chafing dish)
Misses Maggs (jam spoon)
Mrs Merritt and Mr H Merritt (jam dish)
Mr and Mrs H Merritt (jam dish)
Mrs Maynard (picture)
Mrs Mundy and family (jardiniere and ferns)
Mrs T Merritt (glass dish)
Mrs McInnes (pickle fork)
Misses Nosworthy (crocheted tea cloth)
Mr and Mrs E Notton (sugar sifter)
Miss M Newman (oil painting)
Mr and Mrs Oram (rose bowl)
Mr P L Oram (fountain pen)
Mr and Mrs Edwin Potter (dinner service)
Mr Percy Pond (silver mounted photo frame)
Mr and Mrs Parnall (tea service)
Mr and Mrs Pullein (Calne) (silver sugar clips)
Miss M Price (jardiniere)
Mr and Mrs W H Park (silver jam spoon)
Mr and Mrs Frank Potter (rose bowl)
Mr and Mrs W Rendell (Empire mirror)
Rev Mrs and Miss Sturton (brass kettle stand and lamp)
Mrs Stone (silver spoons)
Miss Sturton (table centre)
Miss Stevens (silver mounted salt caster)
Mrs and Miss Smith (cream jug(
Miss Slade (drawing room stool)
Mr and Mrs J Oakley Solomon (sugar basin and caster)
Mr Arthur Street (water colours)
Col and Mrs Stephens (dinner service)
Mrs William Smith (toilet bottle and glass)
Mr and Mrs John Sainsbury (case of fish carvers)
Mr and Mrs Saunders (glass jugs)
Mr and Miss Seabourne (picture)
Mr and Mrs Spencer Smith (silver fruit knife, spoon and bread flrk)
Miss Irina Stevens (ivory pepper mill)
Mr and Mrs W Savours (pair of silver vases)
Mr and Mrs Taylor (photo frame)
Mr and Mrs Ussher and family (pair of Doulton vases)
Miss Marah Ussher bridesmaid (silver photo frame)
Capt Mrs and Miss Viner Johnson (pair of silver flower vases)
Mr E A Vinter (shaving mirror)
Sir Thomas and Lady Warrington (picture)
Mr and Mrs Woodward (silver mounted blotter)
Mrs Wilshin (Devizes) (teapot stand)
Mr and Mrs Wodman (brass candlesticks)
Mr and Mrs Walton (silver mounted preserve jar)
Mr G F Welch (silver gravy spoon)
Mr J Welch (salad bowl and locket)
Mrs Ward (glasses)
Mrs J Welch (silver spoons and jewel case)
Mr and Mrs W Young and Miss Young (silver and ivory bread fork)
Messrs W D and C H Young (toast rack)

Maybe we’ll learn more about some of these people by publishing the list, Do get in touch if you can tell us anything about these people.