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THE MARRIAGE OF LORD BOSTON.…

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THE MARRIAGE OF LORD BOSTON. I The marriage of Lord Boston and Cecilia Constauce, youngest daughter of the lato Honour- able Augustus A. F. Irby, of Hillingdoti Grove, near Oxbridge, took place at St. Nicholas Church, Redoor, on Thursday, the 13tb inst., at half-past twelve oolock. The ohurch was tastefully -orated with choice whi.1 flowers and primro"e,; II the Bel-vice, which was fully choral, was percr" by the Ron. the Rev. Llewellyn Irby, rector > '"histon, assisted by the Rev. G. A. Robins, lector Eccleston. The bride, who entered the <• iroh loaning on the arm of her node, Sir William Montgomery Cuninyhame, looked chamiim: in a lovely dress of white tiroche satin, the skirt and corsage being draped with fine Brussels lace (the gitt of the Dowager Lady Cnuinghame), whioh was caught, up with wreaths of orange blossom and lilies of the vallev. She also wore a small wreath of real orange blossom in ber hair, and her veil was fastened with m diamond star (the gift of the bridegroom). She was given away by ber mother, the Hon. Mrs Augustus Irbv, and was attended by foar brides- maids. the Hon. Winifred Irby, Miss Maud Irby, Miss Prowse, and Miss Percy Andersou, who wore most becoming dresses of yellow brocade trimmed with white crfpe de chine and primroses, and Braall togueo composed of moss and primroses. They carried bouquets of yellow roses and lilies of the nUey, and each wore a diamond swallow brooch, £ re;vnted by the bridegroom. Mr Lopes acted as eat man. After the ceremony the gnasts were received t at Hedsor by the Honourable Mrs Augustas Irby, the breakfast table and wedding cake being most beauti- fully decorated with white camelias and pink azalea, and later in the afternoon Lord and Lady Boston left for Cliveden, kindly lent by the Duke ot Westminster, to spend the first few days of the honeymoon, The bride's travelling dress was of electric blue cloth and velvet, trimmed with pasamenterie, and tailor-made jaoket to matoh; velvet hat and muff with fawn-coloured ostrich leathers. Owing to the marriage taking plaeo in the season of Lent, the invitations were limited, with very few exception,4, to the nearest relatives. The bride- groom's gifts to the bride included a sapphire and diamond necklaoe, pendant aud crescent, diamond star and dressing bag with embossed silver fittings, and amongst the numerous presents were a sap- phire and diamond bracelet, and diamond studs and I ,.k,, from the tenants on the Welsh estates, silver candelabra and tea service, and silver gilt oham- pagne jug from the tenants oa the English State., and silver top. and coffee service from the household and employes at Hedsor. DEMONSTRATIONS AT HOLYHEAD. The marriage rejoicings on the occasion of the oelebration of the nuptials of the Kight Hon. Lord Boston could hardly have been recognised in a more hearty manner at any of the many neighbourhoods in which his lordship is interested than it was at Holyhead. The three great events were the sub- scription bonfire at Brvn Luke, the second at Pickinhirnos, by Mr David Morgan, succeeded later on by the great blaze by M r trichard, J.P., at Gore, which attracted great attention. The first which had been arranged by the sub-oommittee of ten- ants—Capt. George Lewis, Messrs Thomas Roberh and Josiah Griffith-was a grand nooes. The three Holyhead brass bauds paraded the streets, and followed by a vast crowd proceeded to Bryu Luke, belonging to Lord Stanley's estate, on the New Chnrch-rcad. On a matoh being applied, almost immediately the whole country was illuminated by the magnificent bonfire made up of timber, tar, heatber, and other material colleoted together in a large heap. A large number of rockets and fire- works from Bryn Luke, the Coastguard Station, Trevor Dock, and other parts of the town were sent np, aud kept the neighbourhood lively from half- p' seven until a quarter past eight, and the dark- ness of the night being exceptional the effects of the difbreit colours were enhanoed. As the Bryn Luke boufirn flickered and exhausted itself, its successor at Pickinbirnos blazed up right cheerfully, and the youths bad a grand time of it, racing from Brya Lake, a distance of a mile and a half. Mr Morgan's fuel lasted a long time, and died hard,but not before it was again succeeded by a whole field of fire on the Gors hills, which flared up like a dozen haystacks. Mr Priohard having by a plentiful supply of paraffin, counter- tea t?. effect of the damp weather on the gorse, which blazed far away into the night, and was muoh admired by thousands of spectators. During the day rain bad fallen in torrents, and to a great extent militated against the success of many other fires, whioh were seen to be burning unsteadily at several farms at a considerable distance, includ- inv Tre Wilmod, Mynyddoelyn, in elevated positions of tbe surrounding district. In the town the popu. larity of Lord Boston was amply demonstrated by the illuminations in many windows, notably at Vio- toria House, where special gas had been erected. In London-road and the Newry and all the princi- pal streets of the town, a number of shops and private bouses made raids on the chandlers and oil stores, and the blaze of illumination was continued until a late hour, and this was by no meass con- fined to houses on tbe Boston Estate. The demon- strations proved a decided success. In our report of these proceedings last week we inadvertently omitted to mention that huge bonfiieB were lit on the following farms to celebrate his lordship's wedding, viz. Trewilmod (Mr Hugh Owen, tenant), Garregfawr (Mr W. H. Parry), Mynydd Celyn Mawr (Mr Robert Rowlands), Mynydd Celyn Bach (Mr John Owen), and at Twll. y-Clawdd (Mr R. Longfield Jones). Very large bonfires were lit at Tanrefail by Mr William Williams, and by Mr David Morgan, butcher, at Pekin House.

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