Derbyshire Times 30th July 1892
MARRIAGE OF MISS MAUD BATES OF
The marriage of Mr. Joseph Bell, R.N.R. chief engineer White Star Line, eldest son of Mr. John Bell, of Edentown, Carlisle and brother in law to Mr. W H Lowthian, of the Nottingham Joint Stock Bank, Ripley, to Miss Maud Bates daughter of late Mr. Joseph Bates, and niece of Mr. George Day, of the Grange Ripley, has just taken place at Ripley.
The ceremony was performed by the vicar of Ripley. The bridesmaids were Miss Shawcross of Warrington, Miss Garnham of Ripley, Miss Nellie Day & Miss Gertie Lowthian. The best men were Mr.John Bell jnr and Mr.W R Bates. The bride was given away by her uncle Mr. George Day.
The wedding presents were numerous and valuable, and included a tea service and address from All Saints Church Sunday School teachers, with which Church she had for many years been identified.