Friday, July 1, 2011

Joan Katherine Calder nee Bertram

Joan Katherine Bertram was the second eldest daughter of Herbert and Madoline Bertram.  She was Alister's much loved maternal grandmother and was born on 15 October 1914.  Joan married Matthew Calder in 1943.  

The Evening Post copy of 16 February 1943 records:

A wedding unique in the annals of the Rotorua and Bay of Plenty Hunt Club took place at St. Luke's Anglican Church, Rotorua, last week, when Miss Joan Bertram, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Bertram, Rotorua, was married to the Rev. Matthew Lewis Calder, second son of the Rev. Jasper Calder M.B.E., and Mrs. Calder, of the Auckland City Mission. 
The bride has been an enthusiastic follower of the hunt and her father has been master of the hunt ever since its inception. In accordance with hunting traditions, she was, therefore, granted the privilege of an official hunt wedding, and the bridegroom, who is a member of the Cambridge Hunt Club, was himself in hunting costume, while a large number of huntsmen in full regalia formed a mounted guard of honour, complete with hounds, as the couple left the church after the ceremony. The bride and bridegroom will make their home in Napier, where Mr. Calder has been appointed to the Napier Cathedral.
Joan and Matthew went on to have three children - two daughters and a son.
Here is a photograph from around 1930, from the New Zealand Museums website showing Joan on a hunt with her father, Herbert leading.

Rotorua Hunt Club - moving north Otonga Road near junction with Devon Street, front left Dr Bertram, front right Thomas Jackson, behind in order Fred Smith (Whip), Mrs Hazel Martin, Miss J Bertram, Mrs R Copeland-Smith, Mrs O'Connell

1 comment:


    Can you tell me about the Crozier family tree in Peterborough
    UK. Sue