Mexborough and Swinton Times September 9, 1939
24 Hours Romance at Wombwell
Within twenty-four hours of first talking the matter over a Wombwell couple were married on Saturday morning. This hurricane romance culminated at Wombwell Parish Church in the marriage of Miss Doris Thorp, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs George Thorp,12, Hadfield Street Wombwell to Mr. Ernest Chapman, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Chapman, of, Lundhill Top, Wombwell.
Twenty-four hours after the ceremony the bridegroom, who is a Reservist, left home to rejoin his regiment, the Royal Tank Corps.
The bride told a “Times” reporter that although they had been engaged for twelve months they had no immediate thought of getting married until Friday afternoon. The bridegroom having received his calling up notice, they talked the matter over and made up their minds within a few minutes, their parents having given their blessing.
Both bride and bridegroom have been employed at Halifax, the bride in a toffee factory—and both were working the day before their wedding.
The ceremony was performed by the Rector of Wombwell, Canon J. St. Leger Blakeney, and was by special licence.
The bride wore a stroller coat of London tan over a gown of floral crepe, She had a hat to tone and wore a single carnation. Mr. Benjamin Richardson was best man, and the bride was given away by her mother. There were no bridesmaids. The reception was at the Ship Inn, Wombwell.