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Re: Marriages reported in newspapers
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 19 July 20 19:55 BST (UK) »
 I have the cutting of my grandmother's funeral, (1937) with the names of those who attended and the names on the floral tributes. There is one name listed that I cannot work out who on earth it was!
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« Reply #19 on: Sunday 19 July 20 21:30 BST (UK) »
I have the cutting of my grandmother's funeral, (1937) with the names of those who attended and the names on the floral tributes. There is one name listed that I cannot work out who on earth it was!

I have one for my greatx2 grandmother in 1924 and I've no idea who "Granny's little man Cicel" is.  :-[ >:(
Pay, Kent. 
Barham, Kent. 
Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
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« Reply #20 on: Monday 20 July 20 15:57 BST (UK) »
It was a newspaper account of a family funeral that helped me sort out who-was-who in a bunch of people with almost the same pair of names, in our family! The helpful report not only "arranged" the names in order of closeness to the deceased, but also recorded "...son of Thomas and...." etc, which really was useful.
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« Reply #21 on: Monday 20 July 20 16:37 BST (UK) »
This is interesting...maybe your local library would be worth looking into:

https://newsroom.shropshire.gov.uk/2020/04/coronavirus-ancestry-libraries/

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« Reply #22 on: Saturday 01 August 20 15:42 BST (UK) »
My own was in the local paper in 1964.

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Re: Marriages reported in newspapers
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 09 August 20 17:29 BST (UK) »
The "Births Marriages and Deaths" column has gone through changes over the years.

Death announcements have always been there.

Birth announcements and marriage announcements have depended more on fashion. Sometimes birth announcements were more common, sometimes marriages. Even now there is snobbery about which newspaper an announcement appears in.

I remember coming across an editorial comment (late 19th century?) to say that in future, death entries, unless they were of a "no frills" style, would no longer be published for free. Presumably that forbade people announcing the location of the funeral, or comments like "after a long illness", unless the family could afford it.
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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« Reply #24 on: Sunday 09 August 20 18:46 BST (UK) »
My county library gives members free access to British Library Newspapers via the Gale website.

I've had varying results with my searches, some successful and some not.  This could be attributed to the fact that the library doesn't have copies of a specific local newspaper.   Unfortunately neither of your names appeared in the relevant year. 

Aberdeen: Findlay-Shirras,McCarthy<br />MidLothian: Mason,Telford,Darling,Cruikshanks,Bennett,Sime, Bell<br />Lanarks:Crum, Brown, MacKenzie,Cameron, Glen, Millar
Ross, Urray:Mackenzie<br />Moray: Findlay; Marshall/Marischell<br />Perthshire: Brown Ferguson<br />Wales: McCarthy, Thomas<br />England: Almond, Askin, Dodson, Harrison, Maw, McCarthy, Munford, Pye, Shearing, Smith, Smythe, Speight, Strike, Wallis/Wallace, Ward, Wells<br />Germany: Flamme,Ehlers, Bielstein, Germer, Mohlm, Reupke