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Saturday's Newspaper Snippet: Stage-struck

 Today's post involves my husband's Maternal Aunt, Maria Theresa Hunt, who is now deceased.  The article refers to her as Perri, which is either what she wanted her stage name to be or is a typo, as she was known by the name Terri to family and friends.  The article also has a lovely photograph of her and can be found here Transcription Singapore girl back from Britain: Stage-struck MISS PERRI HUNT (above) returned from Britain aboard the Canton yesterday and said she was stage-struck. Perri, a former pupil of Singapore's Good Shepherd Convent, wanted to know what her chances were of joining the Singapore Stage Club. She has been through a course of dramatics in Coventry, England, and has appeared in "quite a few amateur productions" with a fair amount of success. Miss Hunt, who has been away from Singapore for the last two years, was accompanied by her mother, Mrs. J.E. Hunt.  Her father is expected to join them in Singapore shortly.- Straits Times Picture. Sourc

Wednesday’s Wedding: William Allardyce Martin and Violet Helen Marguerite Murray

 Today's post involves my husbands paternal Grandparents and their wedding in Singapore on the 14th April 1928.  More posts involving this couple can be found here , here , here , here , here , here  and  here . SINGAPORE WEDDINGS Mr. W.A. Martin and Miss Violet Murray. On Saturday at 8 the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, a pretty wedding was solemnised between Miss Violet Helen Murray, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Murray, of Singapore, and Mr. William Allardice Martin, of the Prison Dept., Straits Settlements, only son of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Martin, of Glasgow. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in an Early Victorian frock of satin with the train was also of satin with a lover's knot of georgette and orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of white lilies and clematis.  The bridesmaid was Miss Molly Murray, sister of the bride, who was becomingly gowned in blue satin charmeuse with hat to match.  The duties of the best man were performed b

Newspaper Snippet: Passengers Homeward

  While researching my husband's Uncle William Allardyce James Martin I found a newspaper article mentioning the departure to England of William, his mother Violet and brother Ronnie in December 1933.  Sadly young William, who was known as Jimmy, would never return from this trip as he died in Barrow in Furness, England on the 5th March 1934.  PASSENGERS HOMEWARD The following passengers are proceeding per Chitral sailing at 9:30 a.m. to-morrow (Friday), for Penang, Colombo, Bombay and Europe: ....Mrs. V.H. Martin child and inft. ... Source: NewspaperSG. The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 7 December 1933, Page 2.  Retrieved from More posts involving Jimmy can be found here , here  and  here .