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THE "Wedding" - 23 August 2014 

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with thanks to John Dingemans and Chris Whitton





David and Nancy (a.k.a. Mr and Mrs Wilson-Blyth) , having survived their respective ‘hen’ night and ‘stag’ do were wed in Rushden Church at 5.00 pm on Saturday 23rd August with the Rev. Richard Morgan, Rural Dean, officiating.

The church, decorated by village members looked lovely in all shades of green with a hint of the two ‘floral’ symbols, the Oak for England and the Fern for New Zealand. 

Hymns were sung lustily with Magaret Hatchett playing the organ and at the signing a piano, bassoon and violin trio, led by Nigel Blyth, played Elgar and a medley of English and Scottish tunes. Family members, including David were suitably kilted! Bob Weedon and his team gave full rein to the church bells.

The Moon Riders formed a guard of honour with of all things, bicycle pumps. Nancy’s brother Philip added  much needed ‘gravitas’ with David’s father’s ‘dress’ sword!!

The village hall was groaning with sumptuous fare (whole salmon, a ham …you name it) again provided by Rushdenites…(a ‘kiwi’ tradition) plus ‘adequate’ quantities of liquid refreshment! Younger members of the family created a lovely cake for cutting surrounded a myriad of cup cakes.

Once again music was part and parcel of the evening with the jazz trio, who play with David and Nancy, covering some well known ‘standards’.

Food cleared away, (well empty platters actually!) and the serious dancing started with a magnificent country and western group with an excellent ‘caller’. There may have been some sore feet, and even some sore heads, in the morning!

…..if ‘music be the food of love play on’….and it did and it will be a day never forgotten!! 


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with thanks to John Dingemans and Chris Whitton