Dancing Partners to Wed

February 1969

South Yorkshire Times February 15 ,1969

Dancing Partners to Wed

Miss Jean Martin of 56, Elm Green Lane, Conisbrough, a former Yorkshire Junior Ballroom Champion Champion, is to marry her dancing partner, Mr. Michael Jackson.

Jean, (21), is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Martin, a prominent Conisbrough newsagent. She and Michael also 21, of 52, Harding Avenue, Upper Haugh near Rawmarsh, are to be married at Conisbrough Parish Church on Easter Monday, April 7th.

They have known each other for about seven years and met while dancing at competitions. For the past four years they have danced together and collected 180 trophies and cups from old time competitions throughout the country.

When she was 15, Jean became Yorkshire Champion in the Junior section and danced her way to second place in the British Junior Championships and sixth place In the Ali-England event.

They both retired from competitive dancing last year as Michael is studying for a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry at Sheffield. They have been engaged for three years.

The wedding ceremony is to be conducted by Canon G. F. Braithwaite, followed by a reception at the Empress Rooms, Mexborough.