John R O TAIT was born 22 May 1917 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. He married Bertha Choice KNIBBS 03 April 1943 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. He died March 1992 in Newcastle upon Tyne District, Northumberland, England. Bertha Choice KNIBBS, daughter of Edward Pitt KNIBBS and Bertha PAGE , was born 15 July 1913 in Hardingstone District, Northamptonshire, England. She died bet. July and September, 1983 in Northampton District, Northamptonshire, England.


Marriage Notes for John R O TAIT\Bertha Choice KNIBBS:

From the Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Wednesday 07 April, 1943:
TAIT-KNIBBS
On April 3, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Northampton, Craftsman John Tait (R.E.M.E.) eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Tait, 62, Maughan Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne, to Bertha (Cis) Knibbs, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Knibbs, 68, Freehold Street, Northampton.


Notes for John R O TAIT:

In 1911, we see John's father living at 17 Aline Street, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne:
George Wood Head 31 Mar Brick Maker Jarrow Durham
Margaret S Wood Wife 28 Mar (9 years) Newcastle upon Tyne
Robert O Tait Brother-in-Law UnM 23 Machine Man Newcastle upon Tyne
William J Tait Brother-in-Law UnM 20 Wood Turner Newcastle upon Tyne
Hannah O Tair Sistyer-in-Law UnM 18 Apprentice Milliner Newcastle upon Tyne

Sources for John R O TAIT:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. GRO England & Wales,

Notes for Bertha Choice KNIBBS:

Also known as: Choice


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I believe Bertha was a member of The Guild of Light Hearts which was an amateur dramtic groiup in Northampton. If not this Bertha, then it would have been her mother.
The Northampton Chronicle and Echo - 26 September 1929, reported the following event:
GUILD OF LIGHT HEARTS.
A FARCE AND AN OPERETTA IN ST. SEPULCHRE'S SCHOOLROOM. The members of the Guild of Light Hearts, who have accomplished so much useful work in connection with the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Northampton, performed an operetta and a farce in Barrack-road Schoolroom on Wednesday evening.
Proceeds were in aid of missions abroad, and the hall was well filled. "Uncle Joseph," a one act farce, concerned the troubles of a much henpecked husband. He invents a rich Uncle Joseph as an excuse for his absences from home, but his horror may be imagined when a telegram arrives to say that Uncle Joseph is about to pay a visit!
A very gallant Robin Hood was presented by Tom Leach in " Maid Marion and Robin Hood," the words of which were composed by Julia M. James and set to music by G. H. Garside.
Edna Whymant had most fittingly been chosen re the beautiful Maid Marion. whose charms were rivalled by the Sheriff's pretty danter, Muriel Bradshaw. The Sheriff and his demo were well Played by George Willis and Nora Hitchcock. All the performers in this light operetta maybe commended on a charming production.
The other performers were. Tonm Brooke, Fred Mawby, Syd Ridgway, Len Mawby, Jock Ridley, Bertha Knibbs, Molly Cochran, Envis Banks, M. Hater, I. Whyman, C. Hunch, G. Mawby, C. Winter , G. Ridley, I. Jennings, E. Isord, M. Humplines, H. Bedford, N. Bedford, M. Burbidge, V. Attwell, B. Bradshaw, l. Ashby, D. Seamark, A. Marvesley, Cecil Coles, Ernest Sherwood, Cyril Watson, and Bert Leom. Miss Ethel Hill end Mr. C. Willis supervised the production, and the costumes were made by the performers.

Sources for Bertha Choice KNIBBS:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. GRO England & Wales,