Saturday, March 16 – 1935
James Holmes, whose outstanding performance at centre-half for Chesterfield in the club’s Third Division matches led to his transfer to Sheffield United in May, 1931, was married at Chesterfield Parish Church on Saturday.
The wedding took place in the morning, and the afternoon saw the bridegroom playing in his usual position for Sheffield United against Norwich City at Bramall Lane.
The bride was Miss Lilian Williamson, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Wlliamson, 11, Station Road, Chesterfield, and accompanying the bride and bridegroom at the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. F. Longden. The Rev. F.R. Bolton officiated.
James Holmes is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Holmes, Sutton, St. Helens, Lancs. He joined the Chesterfield Club from Prescott Cables at the end of season 1929-30. Prior to going to Prescott he was an amateur with Wigan Borough and Liverpool.
(Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald, 22-03-1935)