Geoffrey Tester – Anita Guillermina Hammond All Saints’, Blackham The Rev A Miles (Rector of Withyham) officiated at the wedding at All Saints’, Blackham, on Saturday of Miss Anita Guillermina Hammond, daughter of Mr and Mrs S H Hammond, Blackham Villa, Blackham, and Mr Geoffrey Tester, now serving with the forces, son of Mr and Mrs H Tester, the Laurels, Upper Hartfield. Given away by her brother, Mr Edward Hammond, the bride wore a gown of white brocaded satin with an embroidered veil held in place by a tiara of orange blossom. Her ornament was a gold chain and cross given her by the bridegroom and she carried a shower bouquet of scarlet carnations and fern. Attending her were two maids of honour, Mrs Moseley and Mrs Edward Hammond, and also Miss Elena Jean Ashby. All three attendants wore dresses of apple green net over taffeta, with silver head dresses. Their bouquets were of deep yellow jonquils. The bridegroom presented the maids of honour with god brooches and the bridesmaid received a gold necklace. Mr Reginald Tester was best man. Kent & Sussex Courier 21 February 1941
The weddng party, L-R: Reg Tester, Kathleen Hammond, Geoff Tester (groom), Anita Hammond (bride), Delphina Hammond, Eddie Hammond. Front Elena Ashby (Jean Washer)
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