Elsie Matilda Goring Marries, 5 April 1924

The following is a transcript of a report in the Woking News and Mail of the marriage of the sister of William George Henry Goring at the Woking Wesleyan Church on April 5th, 1924. As the report states, before she and her new husband left for their honeymoon, Elsie Matilda Hall (née Goring) placed her bridal bouquet on the Woking War Memorial in memory of her brother.



A pretty wedding was solemnised at the Woking Wesleyan Church on Saturday, when two well-known local families, both of whom are engaged in business as contractors, were united. The bride was Miss Elsie Matilda Goring, daughter of Mr. G. Goring, builder and contractor, and Mrs. Goring, of 39, Royal Oak Road, and Well Lane, Horsell, and the bridegroom Mr. Geo. Albert Hall, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Hall, of 18, North Road, Woking. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Alfred Smith, minister of the church.

The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a pretty dress of white crepe de chine with satin train. Her veil was surmounted by a wreath of orange blossom, and she carried a lovely bouquet. Miss Elizabeth Ellen Goring and Mis{s} Ivy Isabella Goring, sisters of the bride, were in attendance as bridesmaids, and were daintily attired in frocks of blue crepe de chine with striped silver waistbands, and bands of silver over their hair. They wore gold brooches, the gifts of the bridegroom, and carried bouquets of mixed flowers. Mr. George J. Goring fulfilled the duties of best man.

Over thirty guests attended a reception held at the home of the bride’s parents after the ceremony, and later the newly-married couple left for their honeymoon, which is being spent in London, the bride travelling in a grey costume with hat to match. Before leaving the bride placed the bouquet at the base of the Woking War Memorial in memory of her brother.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Hall were the recipients of over a hundred wedding presents.

(Source: Woking News & Mail, Friday, April 11th, 1924, page 5)


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