The Times, Monday, Apr 29, 1946 MARRIAGES|
THE DUKE OF RUTLAND|
AND MISS CUMMING BELL
The marriage of the Duke of Rutland and Miss Anne Bairstow Cumming Bell, eldest daughter of Major and Mrs. W. Cumming Bell, of Binham Lodge, Edgerton, Huddersfield, took place on Saturday at St. Margaret's, Westminster.
The Rev. R. L. Gerrard Wright and Cannon A. C. Don, officiated.
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of silver and white brocade with a short, full train.
Her family lace veil was worn with a head-dress of orange blossom, and she carried a bouquet of gardenias, lilies-of-the-valley, stephanotis, and pale blue delphiniums.
There were three small bridesmaids - Fiona Cumming Bell (sister of the bride), Janet Douglas (her cousin), and Lindy Guinness (niece of the bridegroom) - who wore long white net frocks with wide scarlet sashes.
Their head-dresses were of red rosebuds and they carried posies of red, gold, and white flowers.
The page was Billy Guinness (nephew of the bridegroom), who wore long white velvet trousers and a white chiffon blouse.
Lord John Manners (brother of the bridegroom) was best man.
A reception was held at the Ritz Hotel.
The Huddersfield Examiner, Saturday, May 4, 1946 |
MISS ANNE CUMMING BELL MARRIED|
TO THE DUKE OF RUTLAND
Largest London crowd since the war
Tremendous crowds, probably the largest since the war, gathered outside St. Margaret's, Westminster, on Saturday to watch a society wedding in which Huddersfield had a particular interest.
Miss Anne Cumming Bell, daughter of Major and Mrs. Cumming Bell, of Binham Lodge, Edgerton, was married to the tenth Duke of Rutland, whom she met at a ball given by the Duchess of Marlborough last year.
Maj. Cumming Bell is a member of the firm of Messrs. W. E. Wimpenny and Co., stockbrokers, Huddersfield, and is well known in professional circles in the city and in Harrogate.
Mrs. Bell was at one time a county tennis player for Yorkshire.
The bride, who is an old girl of Waverly School, Huddersfield, was later at school in Benenden, Kent, which she left to go to Oxford after the outbreak of war to take up a position in a "hush-hush" department of the government.
She was engaged in secret decoding work.
The duke, an officer in the Grenadier Guards, owns, among other estates, the historic Haddon Hall, once the home of the famous Dorothy Vernon.
The scene in the church was of great beauty . . .among the guests were tenants and employees at Belvoir Castle and Haddon Hall, who traveled to London in special buses.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. L. Gerrard Wright, assisted by Canon A. C. Don.
The Bride. . . wore a gown of silver and white brocade, with a short train and a family lace veil used by her g-grandmother, grandmother, and mother before her.
There were four attendants, her sister Fiona Cumming Bell, cousin Janet Douglas; and Miss Lindy Guiness and Master Billie Guiness, niece and nephew of the groom.
Lord John Manners, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.
The reception was held at the Ritz hotel. The couple will spend their honeymoon in Portugal