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Masterton wedding: Crawford/Perry - 1935

Evening Post, 16 February 1935
Many friends will be interested in a wedding that was very quietly solemnised at Knox Church, Masterton, recently of James Coutts, only son of, the late Mr. H. D. Crawford of Miramar, and Mrs. Crawford, of Fitzherbert Terrace, to Jessie Masters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Perry, of Heatherlea, Masterton. The Rev. Mr. Davie officiated. 
The bride was charmingly frocked in zinnia pink crepe, and wore a hat of beige straw. Her sister, Miss Mabel Perry, was bridesmaid, and wore a frock of navy and white patterned marocain and matching hat. Mr. Bathe Brandon was best man.


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