Northern Whig - Friday, 8 September, 1939


GRANT--O'NEILL -- Mr. William Grant, elder son of Mr. William Grant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour, and Mrs. Grant, 10 Glandore Gardens, Belfast, was married yesterday to Miss Raye O'Neill, second daughter of the late Mr. W. P. O'Neill and Mrs. O'Neill, Fifth Avenue, Baylands, Bangor. The ceremony took place in Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church, the officiating clergyman being Rev. J. Millar Craig, M.A. The bridesmaid was Miss Marie O'Neill, sister of the bride, and Mr. H. Hicks was the best man, deputising for Mr. Harry Grant, brother of the bridegroom, who has been called up for service. The wedding was originally fixed for September 30, but as the bridegroom has volunteered for the Engineers' Mercantile Marine and expects to be called up shortly the date was brought forward.

MUNRO--COUSINS -- In Second Limavady Presbyterian Church yesterday Mr. Charles Munro A.R.I.B.A., Belfast, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Munro, Fifeshire, was married to Miss Marian Elizabeth Cousins, only daughter of Mr. W. D. Cousins, M.Com.Sc., and Mrs. Cousins, Trostan House, Limavady. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Robt. Macready, B.A., Limavady, assisted by Rev. R. L. Matchett, M.A., Banagher (uncle of the bride). Miss Gladys McCarter, L.T.C.L., Londonderry, was at the organ. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a smart pastel and marine blue two-piece in moss crepe, with blue hat to tone, and navy accessories. She carried a spray of cyclamen. The bridesmaid was Miss Elizabeth McMurray, B.A., Coleraine, who chose an old rose two-piece in moussé crepe, trimmed with navy, and worn with a navy hat. Her floral spray was of chrysanthemums. Mr. R. H. Elliott, B.D.S., Belfast, was best man. A reception was afterwards held at the home of the bride's parents.

WILSON--KINKEAD -- Miss Phyllis Kinkead, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kinkead, Sandymount Street, Belfast, was married in Donegall Square Methodist Church to Mr. Thomas Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Wilson, Woodvale Avenue. Rev. W. L. Northridge, B.D., Ph.D., and Rev. J. W. P. Elliott officiated. Mr. H. S. Broomfield was organist and Miss Evelyn Gibb sang "I'll walk beside you." The bride wore a classical gown of ivory satin with train. The headdress was of pearls and lily of the valley, and she carried lilies. Her honeymoon has been cancelled since her husband is engaged on work of national importance in England. Three bridesmaids - The Misses Marjorie Brown, Eileen Taylor and Maureen Kinkead - wore ivory poult frocks with gardenias in their hair, and carried pink carnations. Mr. John Ellis, Dublin, was best man. Friends were entertained at Belfast Castle after the ceremony.


General News

starts halfway through item... ...Mrs. Edith Annie Brown said that she was holding her little girl's hand as she was crossing the road. "I had taken a few steps off the kerb," she said, "when all of a sudden the car seemed to swoop on me - absolutely swoop down on me. I clung tighter to me little girl's hand, but I could see their was no hope/ I could not go forward, and I could not go back. The car just seemed to come forward into me and take my little girl out of my hand, and tore by me along the road. I thought it was not going to stop at all. The swiftness of the car seemed to hold her on to the side, and when it had got some distance along the road I saw her fall back." Mrs. Brown herself was not injured. Ronald George, Saddlington, of Vinery Road, Cambridge, who was cycling near the scene of the accident, estimated the speed at between 35 and 40 mph. Leslie Garnet Willis, of Holbroke Road, Cambridge, a passenger in a car which Reilly's car passed, estimated the speed of Reilly's vehicle at 50 to 55 mph, and added, "In my opinion he was driving in a reckless manner, having regard to the nature of the road." Saddington said that it was amazing that Mrs. Brown was not hit by the car also. Robert George Watkins, of Hill's Road, Cambridge, driver of the car in which Mr. Willis was a passenger, estimated the speed of Reilly's car to be at least 50 mph. This was also the estimate of John Anthony Orr-Ewing, until recently an undergraduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, who was walking near the scene.

Brilliant Scholar Killed

Victor Jack Edwards, 23 year old undergraduate of Queen's College, Oxford, whose home is at Brechin, Forfarshire, Scotland, died to-day from injuries caused when...

Heroic R.U.R. Officer

Immediate award of the Military Cross to Lieut. B. J. FitzG. Donlea, of the 1st Batt. Royal Ulster Rifles, for rescuing a wounded rifleman in face of heavy fire on the North-West Frontier, is announced.

Explosive Charge

Joseph Malone, 22 year old kitchen porter, of Lambeth, was committed for trial at the Old Bailey on a charge of causing an explosion at a London Cinema.

Murderer Pays

Murderer of six people, Eugene Weidmann, 30 year old German, was guillotined at Versailles prison. Among those who watched the execution was the mother of one of his victims.


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