Wedding at Conisborough

March 1898

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Friday 04 March 1898

Wedding at Conisborough

Yesterday, the Chapel. Conisborough in presence large congregation, the marriage was solemnised George Kilner eldest surviving son Mr. Caleb Kilner, of Conisborough glass works, and Miss Lydia Bateson, daughter Mr. T. Kilner Bateson of Southport and Conisborough.

The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in white moire silk, with Brussels lace up veil and wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a shower bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom. She also wore a diamond and pearl brooch, the gift of the the bridegroom.

Her two senior bridesmaids. Miss and Miss G. Hardly wore dresses of petunia chiffon la satin with jewel trimming and chiffon and large white picture hats. They, too, carried bouquets, the gift of the bridegroom. Her junior bridesmaids, Miss A. Handier and Miss Watkinson were dressed in buttercup silk, trimmed with lace and ribbon, and wore while drawn-silk hats, and carried baskets of flowers, the gift the bridegroom. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. Stoves, resident minister at Conisborough.

The wedding breakfast was served the bride’s home at New Conisborough. and afterwards the happy couple left for Southport, the bride’s travelling dress being a pale green cloth costume, with hat to match.