Mr E C Nicholls and Miss J M Sanders
The bridegroom’s grandfather, father and two uncles and the bride’s brother were among those who rang the bells as the wedding at St Nectan’s Church, Welcombe, of Mr Ernest Claud Nicholls, of Shutta Farm, Littleham, to Miss Joyce Mary Sanders, daughter of Mr and Mrs Sanders, Linton Farm, Welcombe.
The bridegroom is chairman of the Buckland Brewer Young Farmers’ Club and the bride one of the organists of Welcombe Church and a bell-ringer.
The bridesmaid was Miss Edith Joyce Gifford and Mr Arthur Bisset was best man.
The bouquets were afterwards placed at the graves of the grandparents at Stoke, Hartland and Welcombe.
The reception was held at the bride’s home and sixty guests were present. All were interested in the display of presents, among those being a delightful gift from the bride’s two tiny nephews, Norman Sanders and John Lee, and another from the Littleham Skittles Club.
London was chosen for the honeymoon.
The full Gazette article is dated 2 June 1950