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Wedding – Hollings & Parrish – Popular Actors Married at Brampton

February 1939

Mexborough and Swinton Times, February 17, 1939

Popular Actors Married at Brampton

Two popular amateur actors who first met when they took part in a Wombwell Operatic Society show were married at Brampton Parish Church yesterday. The bride was Miss Dorothy Hallatt Hollings, second daughter of Mr. Geo. B. Hollings, chief surveyor at Wath Main, and Mrs. Hollings, Hill Crest, West Melton, and the bridegroom, Mr. Stanley Parrish, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Parrish of 57, Barnsley Road, Wombwell.

Both have been associated for three years as playing members of the Wombwell Society, and in the recent production of “The New Moon” the bride was one of a team of speciality dancers. The bride’s youngest sister, Miss Pearl Hollings, one of the bridesmaids, played the important part of “Julie”, and the best man, Mr. Jack Guest, was another principal.

The bridegroom has taken many leading roles with this society and also with Wombwell Thespians Dramatic Society, of which he is secretary.

He has also made a mark in athletics. He has played football as an amateur for Barnsley and Leeds United, and is well known in local junior football as a Barnsley Association referee. Four years ago he was second to Engelhart in the Yorkshire sprint championship. Last year he won the singles championship of the Elsecar Tennis League.

The bride is a member of a well-known Wath family. She attended Wath Grammar School, and along with  both her sisters took part in Wath Amateur Operatic Society productions.

A number of friends were present at the ceremony which was conducted by the Rev. C. L. Suggit, Vicar of Brampton. Mr. F. Wilcock was at the organ and the hymns, “The King of Love” and “Lead us Heavenly Father” were sung.

Give away by her father, the bride wore a gown of ivory pearl-trimmed velvet cut on classical lines with tulle veil surmounted by orange blossom. She carried arum lilies and wore pearls. The bridesmaids were Miss Pearl Hollings, sister of the bride, and Miss Edith Thawley. They wore ankle length coats of scarlet velvet, with scarlet velvet toques and muffs trimmed with lilies of the valley. Their presents from the bridegroom were pearl rings and pearl bracelets.

The mother of the bride wore a two-piece costume of loam brown material with hat to match and a spray of deep cream tea roses. The bridegroom’s mother chose a two-piece of navy blue cloque with hat to tone and a spray of pink roses.

The groomsmen were Mr. Stewart Adamson of Rotherham and Mr. John Parker of Blackburn.

The reception was held at Hillcrest and later the couple left for their honeymoon in London. The bride travelled in a green two-piece costume trimmed with fox fur, with black hat, shoes and gloves. Mr. and Mrs. Parrish are to live at 22, Princess Gardens, Kingsway, London.