Family notes for Samuel Rodney 'Roddy' BODDINGTON and Katharine Mary 'Katy' ADKINS
Roddy was told by Henry Adkins that he could not marry Katharine unless he had £200 to his name! He applied some creative accounting and they were married.
Katharine prepared a huge list of relatives and friends to be invited to the wedding but her father said it would be too expensive and that she should reduce the list to key people. Katharine refused saying if she couldn't invite them all she wouldn't invite any. So her father said, well we won't invite any - and they didn't. Only Roddy, Katharine and the witnesses attended the wedding at Hatton Church. Marriage witnesses were Katharine's sister, Nan Adkins, and close friend Eileen Fisher.
This lack of sociability didn't stop them getting a few wedding presents. Roddy's brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Marion, gave them a set of glasses, table glasses, wine glasses, and liquor glasses, probably 18 glasses in total. I later discovered that these cost, in 1937, 10/6 - that's ten shillings and six pence, 52½p in decimal money. Though some have been broken in the decades since, the remainder are in my dining room sideboard and occasionally brought out for their proper use (2019)!