One of the most colourful weddings to be held in Rye for several years took place at St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, 13 April, at 2.30.
Miss Sandra Osborne, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Osborne of “Cheyne”, 37 Udimore Road, was married to Mr. Robin David Paine, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. Paine of 6 Lower Cross Cottages, Udimore. The Vicar of Rye, the Reverend J. E. Williams, officiated.
The bride arrived at the Church on her father’s arm. In attendance were Miss Valerie Paine, sister of the Bridegroom and Miss Shirley Croucher, friend of the bride. Sandra wore an Empire line dress of. heavy satin and carried a bouquet of spring flowers in the form of a ball.
The bridesmaids in pretty pink dresses of tree bark satin also carried balls of spring flowers. Mr. Stanley Paine, brother of the bridegroom, was the best man. Anthony Pape was the organist.
A large crowd of well-wishers greeted the couple as they emerged from the church into the bright sunlight. The bridal party moved in procession from the church, down Lion Street to the George Hotel, where the reception was held. Another large crowd greeted the couple at the foot of Lion Street. Sandra works in her father’s Hair Styling business in the Landgate. Robin, serving with the Royal Navy, has just completed a fifteen month tour in the Far East aboard H.M.S. Ajax. He is now stationed at Chatham and has two years service to complete.
The couple spent their honeymoon in London. They will be making their home at 25 Winchelsea View. Rye.
“Rye’s Own” May 1968
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