The marriage took place on November 1st at St. Mary’s Church, Bishopstoke, Hants, between Gunner Reginald A. Reed, R.A., and Miss Alice M. Scott. Both are members of the North Stoneham band of ringers and well known in Hampshire, the bridegroom being the Recorder of Peals for the Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild.
It was intended that the wedding should be celebrated at North Stoneham Church, but owing to war-time restrictions it had to take place at Bishopstoke, in which parish the bride resided.
The service was fully choral. The bride was given away by her father, who is a petty officer in the Royal Navy. She was attended by five bridesmaids - one adult and four small girls, who looked very sweet in red velvet dresses.
The best man was Pilot-Sergt. Harold P. Reed, R.A.F. (brother of the bridegroom), who was recently severely wounded during air operations over enemy country, but happily is making good progress towards recovery. Like his brother, he is a ringer belonging to North Stoneham band.
A large congregation was present in the church and included a number of local ringers, amongst those present being Mr. G. Williams (Master of the Guild), A.C. Leslie Treemer, R.A.F., and Mr. George Pullinger (district secretary).
The reception was held at the Anchor Inn, Bishopstoke. and during the evening Mr. and Mrs. Reed left for London, where the honeymoon was spent.
Mr. and Mrs. Reed will take up temporary residence at Appledore, Kent.
The Ringing World No. 1593, November 14th, 1941, page 550