Wedding At Northam
On Tuesday last, at Northam Parish Church, the marriage took place of Lieut W H Heard, RAF (technical branch), of Normanhurst, Bideford, and Florence Maud, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Cock, of Norman Villa, Northam.
The ceremony was conducted by the Rev George Scholey, CF (Vicar of Appledore), in uniform a friend of the bride’s family, and was of the simplest character. The bride, who wore a travelling dress, was given away by her father, and the bridegroom’s brother, Mr A Norman Heard, acted as best man.
The contracting parties being well known the presents were both numerous and costly, and included handsome gifts from the staffs of Messrs Cock & Sons Ltd, Shipbuilders, of Appledore, and of Messrs Heard Brothers, Motor Engineers, of Bideford.
Almost immediately after the ceremony the happy couple left by motor car for the honeymoon.
Gazette article dated 29 December 1918