Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 29 March 1941
Second-Lieutenant W. R. L. Turp ( Lewisham) and Miss M. F. Hayes (Little Houghton), two former Bristol University students were married at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Low Valley on Saturday.
The bride was Miss Monica Frances Hayes, BA., only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes, Middlecliffe Lane, Little Houghton, and the bridegroom 2nd Lieutenant William Robert Leslie Turp, Herefordshire Regiment, elder son of Captain A. R. Turp and Mrs. Turp, of Lewisham, London.
. The bride’s father is an underground official at Houghton Main Colliery, and was a Second Lieutenant in the K.0.Y.L.1. during the Great War. Prior to entering Bristol University, where she graduated, the bride attended Wath Grammar School.
Father M. Goaley conducted the ceremony. Owing to the exigencies of the war, the bridegroom’s parents were unable to attend, and the cerembny was a quiet one. Given away by her father, the bride wore a Wedgewood blue wool marocain two-piece with short hip length coat, and a Wedgewood blue felt bonnet in Maid Marion style, with veil trimmings falling to the waist at the back. She carried pink tulips and wore Wedgewood blue suede shoes and gloves.
The bridegroom’s brother, Mr. Frank Turp, of the R.A., was best man, and the bride’s brother, Mr. Desmond Hayes, groomsman. The bride’s mother, Mrs. Hayes, wore a two-piece in lupin blue wool marocain with cyclamen coloured trimmings in suede, and cyclamen coloured model felt hat with blue veil. She wore a shoulder spray of anemones.
A reception was held at the Three Cranes Hotel, Barnsley.
The bridegroom presented the bride with a silver musquash coat, which she wore when they left for Liverpool later in the day. The bride gave the bridegroom a gold signet ring. Among the gifts was an ornate table lamp from the Officers’ Mess of the bridegroom’s regiment, and a cut glass salad bowl and servers from the staff of Liverpool Modern School, of which the bride is a member. At the request of the bride, her bouquet was placed on the Lady Altar of St. Michael’s R.C. Church, Low Valley, on Sunday morning.