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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2010, 05:22:46 PM »

Of course you can send it. However, let me try scanning it again as I see it is not too clear - I will see if I can get you a better image.

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« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2010, 05:37:28 PM »



"Everybody has to believe in something.....I believe I'll have another drink." -W.C. Fields
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« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2010, 08:17:04 PM »

This excert from the Victoria lodge 50th Aniversary Booklet:

W Bro George Bearder, PPGReg.  Admitted to the Lodge during its first year, he remained, like W Bro Hodgson, faithful unto death to his Mother Lodge.  Although quiet and unassuming in manner he had definite views on most matters Masonic and, as became a "man of the law", was most particular and precise on questions of procedure.  He was a most impressive and dignified ritualist who, to the writer's knowledge, never required prompting.  He accomplished much valuable work as secretary of the Lodge for periods aggregating over 20 years and the minute books and registers bear witness - if such be required - to the thorough manner in which he did his work and of his tidy mind.



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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2010, 12:37:04 PM »

Below is the newspaper account of the marriage of George Bearder and Fanny Wood in 1896, taken from the Bradford Observer Wednesday 15 October 1896

Considerable local interest was manifested in the marriage of Mr George Bearder, solicitor, of Bradford, son of Mr John Bearder of Thornbury, and Miss Fanny Wood, eldest daughter of the Mayor of Bradford (Alderman Willis Wood), which was celebrated yesterday at the Greenhill Wesleyan Chapel, Bradford Moor in the presence of a very numerous gathering of relatives and friends. The interior of the building was effectively decorated with palms and flowering plants. The body of the chapel was occupied by invited guests, the gallery being open to the public. The bride, who was given away by her father, was elegantly attired in a dress of ivory white duchess satin, trimmed with chiffon and Honiton lace, the latter being the gift of her mother. She wore a veil and a wreath of orange blossom, and carried a handsome shower bouquet composed of lilies, roses, and orchids. The bridegroom’s gift to the bride was a diamond and sapphire ring. She was attended by Miss Laura Wood and Miss Florrie Whittles, who were dressed in white mohair, with lace and pearl trimming, and large white felt hats. Their bouquets were of tea roses and lilies of the valley, and they were recipients of pearl brooches, the gift of the bridegroom. The Mayoress wore a dress of black brocade satin, with pink satin bodice covered with sequin net and a pink and black bonnet to match. She carried a choice shower bouquet of carnations and asparagus fern. Mr Frederick Wood acted as best man. The ceremony was performed by the Rev G W Russell. The hymns, “The voice that breathed o’er Eden” “O perfect love” and “God be with them” were sung, and the choir, with Mr Thomas Dalby at the organ, rendered the anthem “We bless you in the name of the Lord”. At the conclusion of the ceremony the wedding party proceeded to the Great Northern (Victoria) Hotel, where the Mayor and Mayoress entertained about 200 guests at a reception. At the luncheon the health of the bride and bridegroom was proposed in felicitous terms by the Rev G W Russell, and the toast was responded to by Mr Bearder. A similar compliment was paid to the bridesmaids by Mr William Oddy, and acknowledged on their behalf by Mr F Wood. Mr and Mrs Bearder left Bradford by the five o’clock train for London, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride’s travelling dress was of blue and black crepon, with fawn cape and hat to match.

Appended is a list of the presents:

Alderman Willis Wood          cheque
Mrs Wood            household linen and cheque
Mr John Bearder            piano
Employees of Alderman Willis Wood      handsome brass clock and ornaments
Mr & Mrs W Armitage         Louis XIV clock
Mr & Mrs Charles Atkinson         pair silver candlesticks
The Misses Alderson         silver cake basket
Mr A Bearder            mirror
Miss K Bearder            case silver teaspoons & sugar tongs
Mr & Mrs M Booth & family         silver tea urn
Mrs H Bearder            silver hot water jug
Miss P Blackburn            silver mounted scent bottle
Miss C Blackburn            silver pin tray
Mr & Mrs A Butterfield         case of silver salts
Miss Butterfield            silver sugar sifter
Mr & Mrs R Beetham         Worcester ornament
Mr & Mrs A Beldon            silver cake basket
Mr & Mrs W Bearder         blankets
Mr & Mrs J W Bearder         pair of silver flower stands
Mr & Mrs G Bearder         painting on porcelain
Mr & Mrs A Bennett         silver lamp
Miss H Briggs            water jug
Mr & Mrs N M Bearder         pair of ornaments
Mr & Mrs H H Butterfield         silver breakfast cruet
Mr & Mrs W Butterfield         silver jam spoon
Mr & Mrs Crabtree            tablecloth & pair flower stands
Mr & Mrs T Crossland         silver and glass biscuit jar
Miss Crossland            silver sugar and cream stand
Alderman Woods coachman & wife      silver oak tea service
Mr & Mrs G A Crabtree         painting on easel
Mrs Dennison            silver tray
Mr & Mrs Dryburgh         pair of Allervale jugs
Mr & Mrs J Dawson         pair of bronze figures
Mr & Mrs T Dalby            Worcester ornament
Mr & Mrs J Dalby            silver jam dish
Mr & Mrs Fisher            silver cruet
Mr & Mrs J Firth            china trinket set
Miss E Firth            satin table centre
Mr & Mrs Florack            table centre and dessert mats
Mr & Mrs R Gledhill         plaque
Miss Hey               silver sugar basin and sifter
Mr & Mrs Fortune            silver cheese, butter and biscuit dish
Mr & Mrs J Fieldhouse         satin eiderdown
The Misses Fieldhouse         oak tray
Mr & Mrs H Firth            tablecloth
Mr & Mrs J Gibbon            pair of Sevres vases
Mr & Mrs J Hopkinson & Miss Hopkinson   silver tea service
Mr & Mrs T Howard         silver grape scissors
Misses A & M Hetherington         silver mounted clothes brush
Misses Hardaker            case of silver teaspoons
Mr & Mrs P Jolly            case of silver fruit knives and forks
Mrs Benjamin Ingham         case of silver fish knives and forks
Mrs Ingham            silver fruit stand
Mr & Mrs J Lee            silver framed bread board & knife
Miss Laycock            silver grape scissors
Miss Lizzie Laycock         silver cake knife and fork
Mr & Mrs Ludlam            tea service and flower stand
Mr & Mrs I Lancaster         case of cutlery
Mr A Lancaster            silver framed mirror
Mr & Mrs A Mortimer         silver and cut glass pickle stand
Mr & Mrs J Naylor            satin cushion and tea tray
Mr & Mrs B Marsden         brass lamp
Mr & Mrs W Oddy            silver revolving dish
Mr & Mrs S Robinson         pair of Wedgwood vases
Mr & Mrs Samuel Robinson         dinner service
Misses L & E Robinson         glass dishes
Mr & Mrs J Robertshaw         silver jam dish and tray
Mr & Mrs B Pratt            silver egg boiler
Mr & Mrs Pullen & family         case of silver teaspoons & tongs
Mr & Mrs J C Raistrick         skin rug
Mr & Mrs J Raper            case of silver salts
Mr & Mrs J W Redmayne         silver lamp
Miss Parkinson   case of silver butter knife, pickle fork & jam spoon
Mr & Miss Shields   Doulton afternoon tea service
Mr & Mrs J Suddards   silver dish
Mr & Mrs P Suddards   case of silver teaspoons & tongs
Mr K Suddards & Miss Robinson   case of silver fruit spoons
Mr J & Miss Suddards   Worcester biscuit jar
Mr & Mrs John Sowden   water colour painting
Mr & Mrs T Speights & family   Coalport china tea & coffee service
Mrs Threlkeld   netted cushion square
Mr & Mrs A Wood   brass drawing room fender, dogs and fire irons
Master Stanley Wood   case of silver nutcrackers
Mr & Mrs C Wood   brass mirror firescreen
Miss Gladys Wood   pair of glass and silver salts
Mr G W Wood   brass standard lamp & shade
Miss Laura Wood   pair of Austrian figures & Limoges trinket set
Miss Wood & Miss M E Wood   silver fish carver and forks
Mr & Mrs J Walton   case of silver serviette rings
Mr & Mrs F Whittles   Austrian vases
Mr & Mrs W T Winder   leather work bracket
Miss F Whittles   dozen cut glass tumblers
Master S Whittles   alarum clock
Miss A M Whittles   Japanese tray
Miss Winder   silver pickle fork
Dr & Mrs H W White   pair of Colsonne plaques
Mr & Mrs Weeks   silver tray
Mr & Mrs Wallace   case of silver nutcrackers & grape scissors
Mr & Mrs J Wilkinson   silver fruit stand
Mr & Mrs W A Watson   dressing case with silver fittings
Mr & Mrs Waite   silver afternoon tea service
Miss Wilkinson   case of silver nutcrackers
Mr & Mrs Wilde   silver hot water jug
Mr W H Crossland & Miss Wild   silver eggstand
Miss A Wild   flower stand
Miss Wheater   silver butter knife
Mrs George Wood   glass cake dishes
Mrs Wilkinson   copper kettle and stand
Mr & Mrs H Watson   silver card tray
Mr & Mrs W Wood   brass flower stand and pole
Mr & Mrs J Wright   case of silver fruit spoons & sugar sifter
Dr & Mrs Hibbert   silver scent box
Mr & Mrs James Speight   silver fruit dish and cream jug
Mr John & Miss Speight   silver flower stand
Mr & Mrs Tetley   carved oak tray
Mr & Mrs Woodhead   carriage clock
Mr & Mrs J Riley   silver lamp
Mr H Holdsworth   brass inkstand
Mr E Holdsworth & Miss Kay   silver afternoon stand with sugar and cream jug
Alderman Wood’s gardener and wife   sardine dish
Rev G W & Mrs Russell   photograph in frame
Miss Vickeridge   embroidered nightdress case
Mr & Mrs Newsome   silver bonbonnieres
Mr J Guy & Miss Gledhill   brass gong
Mr & Mrs J G Hutchinson   silver gong with flower stands
Mr E Bainbridge   case of silver salts
Mr & Mrs W Laycock   pair of Limoges ornaments
Mr B & Mr W Nicholson   Egyptian bust
Mr J L Booth   pair of etchings
Mr & Mrs Munday   brass newspaper rack
Mr & Mrs Skidmore   china ornament
Mr & Mrs W Dennison   case of silver serviette rings

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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2010, 01:52:27 PM »

Good job he could afford servants to clean all that silver  Grin


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