Today in history: Decadent wedding, Sleeping Beauty

ON THIS day (December 11) in Gladstone history: 


1941:

St Saviour's Church of England was prettily decorated recently for the wedding of Phyllis Evelyn, daughter of Mr and Mrs A Gent, Auckland Street, to Noel Frederick, second of Mrs N Brunke, and the late Mr A Brunke, View Street.

The bride wore a self-patterned anglaise lace gown. The bodice and sleeves were trimmed with rows of French Valenciennes lace.

Miss Joyce Gent, sister of the bride, attended as bridesmaid, and wore a green organdie frock over a matching satin slip with a stiffened hem. Her Dolly Varden hat of green tulle and pink daisies was trimmed at the back with matching daisies.

Mr C Stitt carried out the duties of best man.

The wedding breakfast was held at Jenkinson's Café, where green and white streamers and bowls of Shasta daisies adorned the table. The large wedding cake was made by the bride's sister, Mrs Ainsworth. The honeymoon is being spent at Bundaberg and Boyne Island.


1961:

"Sleeping Beauty" - All the mystery, beauty, wonder and delight of a book of fairy tales has come to life in the Gladstone Town Hall as "Sleeping Beauty" pantomime was presented.

Leigh Fellowes provided much of the music for the show.

Cecilia Barker, as well as taking part in the production, acted as make-up mistress, and completely transformed some familiar faces.

Ballet mistress and choreographer, Poss Lewola, provided students to form the pantomime ballet and more than 60 youngsters took part.