Village Life - Celebrations
Wedding Salter-Fisher - July 1915
POPULAR EUMUNGERIE COUPLE UNITED - At the Church of England, Eumungerie, on 21st inst., a most popular wedding took place, when Ivy Muriel, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs, W. E. Fisher, of Eumungerie, was married to Cecil James, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Walllace Salter, Mountain View, Eumungerie. The nuptial knot was tied by Rev. C. S. Robertson (Dubbo), assisted by Bev. Mr. Peel (Gilgandra). The pretty bride, who wore white satin with ninon overdress and pearl trimmings, the usual wreath and veil, and court train, was given away by her father. She carried a handsome bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride was attended by two bridesmaids - Miss Amy Fisher (sister of the bride), who wore cream crystalline with lace tunic, and Miss Elsie Salter (sister of the bridegroom), who wore cream silk dress, with lace tunic. These young ladies wore pink hats, and carried pink and cream bouquets with pink streamers, and wore gold bangles, inscribed, gifts of the bridegroom. Two train-bearers were Gladys Fisher (sister of the bride) and Esme Graham (niece of bride. They both wore pale pink silk, and cream mob caps, with pink streamers. These two mites wore gold brooches, inscribed), gifts of the bride-groom), and carried baskets of flowers. They made a pretty adjunct to a very pretty scene. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a solid leather travelling case, and the bride's present to the bridegroom a pair of handsome sleeve links. Mr. Allan Furney was best man, while Mr. Chas. Coxhedge acted as groomsman.
The church, which was beautifully decorated by girl friends of the bride, was filled to overflowing by well-wishers. The happy couple were united beneath a large wedding bell. As the nuptial party entered the church the choir sang "The Voice that Breathed o'er Eden," and the strains of a wedding march accompanied them on departure.
The wedding breakfast took place at the hall, where between 200 and 300 guests partook of a magnificent feast. Mr. H. T. Blacket, Dubbo, presided, and after the toast of "The King," proposed the health of the newly-married couple in felicitous terms. This toast was supported by Rev. Robertson and Peel. Mr. Allan Furney proposed the health of the bridesmaids. The health of the bride's parents was drunk at the proposal of Mr. E. J. Frith (Dubbo), who in a happy speech referred to the great and undoubted popularity of Mr. and Mrs. V. B. Fisher. He referred to their long residence in the Dubbo district, where both are so well known for their virtue of kindness, and whose upright lives have endeared them to so many. He also spoke in glowing terms of the young bride, whom he had known from childhood. He congratulated the happy bridegroom on winning a bride so beautiful and so well loved by all who knew her, and hoped the father and mother would live prosperously to view the happy life of their daughter in her new state. He said he could not sit down without referring to Mr. Robert Fisher and to Mrs. W. A. Graham, children of his old friends, and whom he was delighted to see present with their bonny "hostages to fortune."
Mr. W. E. Fisher, who was much moved, responded for his wife and himself. This toast and response was applauded with even more intense enthusiasm than was that of Mr. Blacket referring to the bride.
Mr. W. H. Godwin, Mogriguy, proposed the toast of "The Bridegroom's Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Salter." He referred to their long and successful life at "Mountain View," and prophesied that the newly-married son would earn as honorable an esteem as that which his parents enjoyed.
Mr. Wallace Salter replied amid great applause. He said that he little thought when the Fishers came to Eumungerie they were bringing a wife for his son; but he was very thankful to know that his boy had secured a girl of such character and the child of people so highly thought of in the whole district.
The happy couple left by the afternoon train for Sydney, the bride wearing a pretty blue coat and skirt, black satin collar and cuffs. They were motored to the church and afterwards to the train by Mr. John Wheaton, Eumungerie. The platform at Eumungerie was not big enough to hold the hundreds of relatives and well-wishers of the newly-married young people. They left amid showers of confetti and tons of good wishes, and with just a few happy tears of loving parents and near relatives.
Friends and admirers of Miss Fisher deluged her mother's residence with beautiful and valuable presents. Among them were a number of cheques. The wedding dresses were made at J. G. Brown's, Dubbo.
In the evening following the wedding Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Fisher gave a ball to the wedding guests. A most enjoyable night was spent. Mr. Dickerson acted as M.C., and splendid dance music was played by Miss Gleeson, of Stuart Town, assisted by Misses Creenaune and Townsend. The supper was in the hands of Mr. Albert Orbell, of Dubbo, who also supplied the wedding breakfast. Both repasts were a great credit to that well-known caterer. About 80 couples enjoyed the dance.
Dubbo Liberal 30 July 1915
Coming-of-Age Party - March 1933
A birthday party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Leach 'Sedgemoor,' to celebrate the coming of age of their daughter Janet, one hundred and fifty guests attended which speaks well for the popularity of Miss Janet Leach, who is second of the Younger Set. The home gaily decorated with bright streamers. The tables were decorated with flowers while overhead streamers of orange, green and red floated gaily in the breeze.
Mr. A. Jones, assisted by Mr Burreaux, had charge of the social entertainment, which included good dancing, singing and recitations, the evening opened with a one-step followed by a laughing song by Mr T A Lesslie, which caused much merriment. Mr. Cleaver entertained by playing a waltz on the acccordeon which was greatly enjoyed by all. The tell-tale bottle caused much amusement. Each dance was enjoyed. The following gave musical items the dances: Messrs A. Roberts, G. H Cleaver, Misses D. and G. McKenzie. Recitations were contributed by Messrs. M. Lesslie, W. Woods, G Thompson; songs by Misses 'Home,' 'My Car' and two encores M McLennon, 'You will Remember Vienna,' Messrs. L. Lesslie, 'A Letter Edged in Black,' T. Lesslie ' My Love Nell,' Milton Lesslie 'Farewell Thee,' Guy Haynes two comics, H Tindall 'The Silver in My Fathers Hair,' 'That Old Gang of Mine'.
Mr. G. Haines entertained with two solos; community singing was always indulged in, Mr. Guy Haynes being the accompanist. Supper was served at 11.45 p.m. The guests were seated at a table over --- long. The toast to Miss Leach was proposed by Mr. Graham, who congratulated her on attaining her maturity. The toast was drunk, after a 'Jolly good fellow' was sung with musical honors. Miss Leach responded. Mr. Tomlinson proposed the toast to the parents, Mr. A. Leach responded. Mr. T. Lesslie proposed 'The Visitors' which, was responded to by Mr Darling. After supper singing was indulged in, and in the early hours of the morning the guests wandered home to the sound of neighbouring roosters and barking dogs, every one voicing the opinion that the night would long live in their memories as the best function held in the hall for some time.
Dubbo Liberal 21 March 1933