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MARRIAGE OF MR. W. G. SCHRODER AND MISS ROBERTS. 4 At St. Mary's, Broughton, on Thursday, the marriage was solemnised of Mr. Walter G. Schroder, headmaster of the Chester Art School, son of the late Mr. Frederick Hills Schroder, of Brighton, and Miss Cissie Roberts, daughter of Mr. John Roberts, J.F., of VVHII dou.-se, Chester. The Rev. Stephen Gladstone, rector of Hawarden, and the Rev. G. F. Hodges officiated. The ceremony took place at 2.30 p.m., and the church was packed long before then, on account of the popularity of the bride throughout the district, Miss Roberts having- figured prominently as a Church worker and district visitor for some years. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a costume of dove-grey cloth, trimmed with white moire, lace, pearl, and sequin passementerie. She also wore a large white moire hat, trimmed with white tips, chiffon, and flowers, and carried a lovely shower bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids, Miss Emily F. Roberts (sister of the bride) and Miss Lottie Schroder (sister of the bridegroom) wore costumes of cornflower blue cloth, trimmed with white accordion pleated chiffon and passementerie. They also carried shower bouquets, and wore gold brooches set with pearls and diamonds, the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. Augustus Spencer, of the Art School, Leicester, acted as best man. Miss Youd, of Saltney, presided at the harmonium. Above the gate leading from the highway to the home of the bride, a triumphal arch had been erected by the employes on the farm, bearing the words Long life and happiness,' prettily decorated with evergreens and flags. In the afternoon a reception was held at Well House by Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, and later in the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Schroder left for London en route for the South Coast where the honeymoon will be spent. The brides travelling dress consisted of a green cloth coat and skirt with white vest, and white hat trimmed with scarlet geraniums and chiffon. The presents included:—Bridegroom to bride, gold watch and chain; bride to bridegroom, dressing case; Mr. Roberts (father of the bride), cheque; Mrs Roberts (mother of the bride), household linen, drawing room chair, chest of drawers, and china tea service; Mr. and Mrs. Chambers, silver fish carvers; Mr. and Mrs. George J. Roberts, fish knives and forks; Mr. R. G. Roberts, travelling trunk; Mrs. Schroder, oak cabinet; Miss Schrdder, case of plate and cutlery Miss Lotta Schroder, silver mounted cut glass biscuit barrel; Mr. W. F. Roberts, set of dish covers; Miss E. F. Roberts, silver cake basket and satin cushion; Mr. E. A. Roberts, canary with cage Mr. T. C. Roberts, silver sugar sifter; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Roberts, set of brass tray Gorstella children, afternoon tea service; Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Schroder, timepiece Mrs. Richard Jones, silver serviette rings; Miss Ethel Jones, worked tablecloth; Miss Hilda Jones, worked afternoon ,serviettes Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Greenhouse, silver drawing-room lamp; Mrs. and Miss Morris, cut-glas3 salad bowl, celery jar and cucumber dish; Miss M. Morris, set of matted d'oyleys; Mrs. Reuben and Miss Edith M. Roberts, silver and glass sardine dish; Mrs. and Misses Lee, ginger jar; the Rev. and Mrs. J. Pryce-Davies, silver teapot; Mrs. Morris, one dozen serviettes; Miss Sallie Jones, set of netted d'oyleys and handkerchief satchet; Mr. and Mrs. Piercy, copper kettle; Mr. and Mrs. Peters, silver cheese stand; Miss Dicken, silver salt cellars; Dr. and Mrs. W. Roberts, silver and china bread stand; Mr. and Mrs. A. Huke, silver cheese, butter and biscuit dish Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Wright, silver cake basket; Miss Harriet Chambers, damask tablecloth; Mr. W. O. Roberts, white counterpane Mr. Lewis Williams, pair of brass candlesticks; Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Jones, set of oak trays the Rev. G. F. Hodges, book,' Of the imitation of Christ'; Mr. T. M. Roberts, silver button hook; Mrs. and Mr. Frank Bolland, drawing room chair; Mrs. Price, fish slice and fork; Miss Cissy Jones, glass dishes; Mr. and Mrs. H. Sweten- ham, cut glass scent bottle, with silver stopper Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, set of silver tea- spoons; Mrs. W. E. Gladstone, 'The Psalter, with a concordance'; Mrs. Horn, china toilet set; Mr. Lockwood, set of Doulton jugs; Mr. and Mrs. Podmore, silver entree dish; Mr. and Mrs. George Parker, silver pepper box and mustard pot Sunday School Scholars at Saltney Ferry, glass jar, with silver lid and spoon, Charlotte jugs and cheese stand; English employes at Well House, clock; Irish employes at Well House, Limoges china fruit dish; Mrs. Liver- sedge, pair of vases; the Rev. Stephen E. Gladstone, devotional book; the Misses Williamson, sideboard cloth and d'oyleys; the Rev. T. P. and Mrs. Dimond Hogg, sugar basin Mr. and Mrs. Beckett, silver bread stand; Mr. and Mrs. Parry, china toilet set; Mr. Augustus Spencer, silver cream jug; Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Brassey Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Cunnah; Mrs. and Miss Hay, dressing jacket; Mrs. Thomas, silver cruet; Mr. and Mrs. A. Wright, glass dishes.


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