I could not resist this Saggers-Knapp wedding announcement. Sounds a lovely ceremony, despite the times in 1941. With connections to Buckingham Palace, no less. Just wondering what happened to these two. Long and happily married, I hope!
Guardsman P. Saggers—Miss D. F. Knapp
The wedding took place on Saturday at Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge, between Musician Percy Saggers, of the Grenadier Guards, son of Mr. F.A. Saggers of Bexley Heath, and Miss Dorothy Phyllis Knapp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Knapp of 14. Studley Rise, Trowbridge, who was formerly on the domestic staff at Buckingham Palace. The Rev. W. B. Church officiated.
Mr. J. Flay was at the organ, and besides playing other appropriate music, accompanied the hymns, “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and “The King of Love, my shepherd is.”
The bride, given in marriage by her father, was dressed in white satin, with wreath and veil and accessories to match. Her bouquet was of carnations. Her only bridesmaid, Miss Ivy Hawkes, a friend, also from Buckingham Palace, was dressed in blue taffeta.
The best man was Mr. Edward Saggers, and the groomsman, Mr. Arthur Saggers, both brothers of the bridegroom.
After the wedding a reception was held at 14. Studley Rise. The newly-married couple’s future home will be at Clapham Common.
Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser, Saturday, July 5, 1941, page 3. Via findmypast.com