Rushden Echo, 24th Mar 1944, transcribed by Kay Collins
Podington’s First “International”
American Air Sergeant Weds English Girl
The wedding between Sergt. Joe G Skarzynski, of the U.S.A.A.F. and Miss Lillian Taylor, of Southport, which took place at Podington last Saturday, was the first Anglo-American marriage to be held there, and was conducted in the Parish Church by the Rev. V. J. H. Coles.
The bride is the second daughter of Mrs. H. Taylor, of 10 Banastre-road, Southport, Lancs., and the groom is the eldest son of Mr. Joseph V. Skarzynski, of 2313 W Mitchell-street, Milwaukee, Wisc., U.S.A.
Attired in a blue costume with wine coloured accessories and carrying a bouquet of white carnations and fern, the bride was given away by Mr. James Albert Roberts. In attendance were Miss Evelyn Joyce Bowers and Miss Rebecca Taylor, of Southport. Both wore dresses of a London tan shade and had corsages of orchids.
Ed. Ellington, U.S.A.A.F., of Lorin Blanchard, carried out the duties of best man.
A reception followed at Hinwick Lodge, and the wedding cake was a gift of the U.S.A.A.F. For the journey to Southport, where the honeymoon was spent, the bride was wearing a grey ensemble.