THE marriage of Mr. Roy Calder (a returned soldier) to Miss Mary Wickes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wickes, of the Langwarrin store and post office, was celebrated on Wednesday afternoon, June 13, at the Methodist Church, Langwarrin, the Rev. A. E. Wellard officiating at the ceremony.
Mr. Walter Patten was the best man, and the bridesmaid was Miss May Haughton, a cousin of the bride.
The church was beautifully and tastefully decorated for the occasion, for the young couple, though comparatively new residents, had endeared themselves to all classes.
Miss Wickes, for her ready help as a pianist to whatever function such services were need, and Mr. Calder for his patience and successful endeavours to carry on the work of his poultry farm and orchard with only one arm.
Such is the fortunes of war that Mr. Calder returned from that great theatre of human destruction with the loss of his right arm.
Those dread war days have passed, and we hope that Mr. and Mrs. Calder will find their world of life blessed with peace and plenty.
The wedding breakfast was served in the large hall adjoining the store, there being present many guests and relatives.
The usual toasts were given and responded to.
In the evening the hall, which was elaborately decorated, was opened to the public and a social evening was spent, followed by dancing until the “wee sma’ hours” proclaimed that a new day with its many duties was close at hand.
The wedding presents can best be described as numerous, useful and costly, and many cheques were included.
Being a mere male, how can I describe the dresses – such an important item at weddings.
However, I can state that the bride looked charming in her dress of white crepe de chene with georgette overdress; she wore a veil and wreath of orange blossom and carried a bouquet of white streamers.
The bridesmaid’s dress was of creme satin, with georgette overdress, and she carried a bouquet of heliotrope chrysanthemums, heath and asparagus fern with white streamers.
ON Saturday evening the packing room of the Red Hill cool store was the scene of a pleasant evening spent in friendly intercourse, intermingled with musical items.
The occasion was the “send-off” and presentation tendered to Mr. H. Prosser, one of our grand old pioneers, who has left our district.
Owing to the extremely unpleasant condition of the weather many friends and admirers of the guest of the evening were unable to attend, but notwithstanding the aforesaid weather a goodly number braved the elements in order to honor Mr. Prosser.
Mr. S. M. Holland, as chairman of the gathering, explained the purpose of the meeting, and also introduced the several speakers, who spoke on behalf of the different local bodies, all of which have benefitted by Mr. Prosser’s experience, enthusiasm and organising ability.
Mr. Haig, on behalf of the cool store directorate, outlined the great work Mr. Prosser had done to help on that project, of which he was chairman of committee from its inception until his departure from Red Hill.
The president of the Fruitgrowers’ Association (Mr. R. Sheehan) had much to say regarding the active assistance which Mr. Prosser had rendered that body, also emphasising the fact that Mr. Prosser was the producer of that well-known variety of strawberry, the “Sunbeam,” which holds pride of place as a bearer throughout Victoria and Tasmania.
Mr. Calder, in an effective speech, made mention of the great assistance rendered to new settlers by Mr. Prosser.
The text of the address was couched in terms of appreciation for all that Mr. Prosser had accomplished to help forward the interests of Red Hill and district, and was signed by the representatives of all the public institutions of the district, also representatives of the residents.
Mr. Prosser, in responding, expressed his great gratitude for the honor which had been accorded him, and assured the gathering that he was always ready to help Red Hill along the path of progress as far as lay in his power.
AT last night’s meeting of the Frankston Progress Association the Shire Secretary, Mr. John E. Jones, wrote, acknowledging receipt of the association’s letter, urging that certain Crown lands on Hastings road, Frankston, be permanently reserved for public purposes.
The Council, he said, had adjourned the matter till next meeting, with a view of having the matter fully enquired into.
ON Sunday afternoon last, a resident of Essendon, whilst travelling along the Keilor road noticed a man lying on the roadway.
At first he thought him to be intoxicated, but his eyes caught the form of a buckled bicycle, which made him inspect the man more closely.
He was horrified to find that the man was dead.
Beside him lay a bicycle with a broken form and twisted out of shape. A boulder of some considerable size was nearby, and it is evident that he collided with that.
Upon the police searching the body, they identified the unfortunate man as John Frederick Hogg, of Wells Street, Frankston.
The late Mr. Hogg was only 26 years of age, and was a man of kindly disposition and fine physique.
He had been staying with Mr. Jones, with whose daughter he had been keeping company, in Wells Street, and was only recently made a member of the local branch of the Australian Natives’ Association.
IT appears that another attack of burglaritis has broken out at Chelsea.
This is a serious complaint, and seems prevalent in those localities some distance removed from the main arteries of the town.
Mr. Thompson, local butcher, has had the misfortune to have had two recent attacks, one on Sunday night, June 8, and on Thursday, 12th. inst., leaving himself and family in a very disturbed state of mind, which, by the way, not only describes his household, but also his house.
Mr. Thompson is living in Moray road; his residence facing the beach, and in his absence, his place was broken into on the Sunday in question, between sunset and 10.30pm, for on his return at that time, he discovered his house in disorder, and used matches strewn all over the floors.
On Thursday night, between 10pm and 2.30am the burglars again entered the kitchen whilst the household were asleep, which they left in a disturbed state, but being disappointed in their search for money did not remove any of the household goods.
MRS. C. Paxman, of Frankston, who has been on the sick list is now doing well under Dr. Johnson’s care.
DURING the early part of this week the condition of Mr Jas. Lambie, whose illness was recorded in recent issues of “The Standard,” caused his family and friends very grave anxiety.
Today we are pleased to learn that the patient is somewhat better.
THE 8-year-old son of Mrs. Rogerson met with a painful accident on Wednesday last.
He was chopping at a piece of rope with a table knife and caught the second finger of his left hand, completely severing it.
The little patient was hurried to Dr. Maxwell’s surgery and received necessary treatment. Sympathy will be felt with Mrs. Rogerson, who is always foremost in church and social activities in Frankston.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 20 & 22 June 1923