On Saturday morning a pretty wedding took place at St. Bees Priory Church, when the vicar, the Rev. A. AINLEY, M. A., married Mr. Joseph Wilde THOMPSON, elder son of Mr. Henry THOMPSON and the late Mrs. THOMPSON, of Waberthwaite, and Miss. Edith Annie SIM, only daughter of Mrs. SIM, of 94, Main Street, St. Bees.
    The young couple are well known and highly respected in the district. The bride was formerly a member of the St. Bees Branch of the Ranger Guides.
    The bride, who was given away by her elder brother, Mr. John SIM, was neatly attired in a beige georgette, with hat and shoes to tone, and carried a bouquet of tulips. She was attended by her friend, Miss. Queenie FURNESS of King Street, Penrith, who wore a dress of blue silk taffetas, with black picture hat and shoes to match, and carried a bouquet of yellow tulips. The best man was Mr. John SHARP, of Cleator, a friend of the bridegroom.
    After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride, and later the happy couple left by motor cycle, en route for Liverpool, where the honeymoon is to be spent.
    The bridegroom's gift to the bride, consisted of a beautiful comb and brush set, while the bride's gift to the bridegroom was a set of gold cuff links. The bridegroom presented the bridesmaid with a platinum and crystal pendant. The young couple received many costly presents.