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DISTRICT AND PARISH COUNCILS.

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MARRIAGE UNDER LOCK AND KEY.

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MARRIAGE UNDER LOCK AND KEY. Sir,—We have recently had a wedding at our parish church. The name of the parish is that of a well-known old Cheshire town, but there is no occasion to mention it in connection with the disagreeable incident which follows, as the facts will be readily recognised by those responsible. The matter complained of is that during the ceremony the doors were locked, with one exception, and at this door was posted a policeman in uniform, who prevented anyone from entering who was not armed with a ticket. The result of this was that scores of respectable parishioners found themselves locked out of their parish church, and those who were bold enough to attempt to pass the officer had to suffer the indignity of being ordered back in the presence of numerous lookers-on. The wardens have as much legal right to lock a man out of his own house as they have to take this unnecessary step. The sweet reasonableness of inviting any man to speak who can shew just cause why they may not lawfully be joined together when that man may possibly be held outside by the strong arm of the law must be palpable to the most dense intellect. The same action has been taken here before, but it is to be hoped for several reasons that the officials will not attempt it again.—Yours, &c., OBSERVER.

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