Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

Eric Loder – Sunday Pictorial – Sunday Mirror – Sunday 23rd May 1920

SOCIETY WEDDING.

 

Major Eric Loder and Iris Lady Lawson, who have just married.. Major Loder is a good tennis player and in March beat the Prince of Wales.

 

Sunday Pictorial – Sunday 23rd May 1920

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Eric Loder – Sunday Pictorial – Sunday 30th July 1922

GUIDING BABY FEET

 

Mrs. Eric Loder, the charming wife of Major Eric Loder, with her little daughter Pamela happy in the grounds of Woodlands, Farnham Common, Bucks. Mrs. Eric Loder is the daughter of the Hon. Eustace Fitzgerald.

 

Sunday Pictorial – Sunday 30th July 1922

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The Daily Citizen (Manchester) – Friday 24th July 1914

DECREE NISI FOR MISS GABRIELLE RAY.

 

There was a crowd in the court during the hearing of the case in which Mrs. Gabrielle Elizabeth Loder (Miss Gabrielle Ray) obtained a decree dissolving her marriage with Mr. Eric Raymond Loder, who did not put in a defence.

Mr. Barnard, R.C. (for the petitioner), said the marriage took place at St. Edward’s Church, Windsor. The parties lived together until February, 1912, when Mrs. Loder’s husband left her. The result was that the wife communicated with him, and in July, 1913, she was granted a decree for restitution of conjugal rights. The husband had not complied with it.

The Daily Citizen (Manchester) – Friday 24th July 1914

 

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Engagement – The Westminster Gazette – Thursday 11th January 1912

OUR LONDON LETTERS.

That popular Gaiety actress Miss Gabrielle Ray will acquire some aristocratic connexions when she marries Mr. Eric Loder. Thus one of her futures husband’s uncles is Mr. Gerald Loder, who sat as M.P. for Brighton from 1839 to 1905, holding during that period various minor offices and is married to a daughter of the late Duke of St. Albans. Another is Major Reginald Loder, whose wife (Margaret Ernestine Augusta) is a daughter of the third Earl of Listowel, and a third is Major Eustace Loder, who is well known both in Irish and English social circles.

 

The Westminster Gazette – Thursday 11th January 1912

 

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Engagement – The Tatler – Wednesday 17th January 1912

More Stage and Stalls.

 An interesting engagement is that of Mr. Eric Loder, a nephew of Sir Edmund Loder, and Miss Gabrielle Ray, the well known actress of Gaiety and Daly’s fame. This bridegroom, too, like Lord Stafford and Miss Lohr’s future husband, Mr. Tony Prinsep, is some way off his quarter-century in years, but his bride-to-be confesses to twenty-seven years. Mr. Eric Loder is tall and fair and rich, and a most enthusiastic Brooklands motorist, while Miss Ray is small and fair and a delightful dancer whose charming personality is familiar to everyone. She is in fact the most bephotographed actress of the day.

 

The Tatler – Wednesday 17th January 1912

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Eleanor Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 10th April 1935

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Warne’s Hotel Worthing c1910

Warnes Hotel, Worthing (Wardell’s 1009)

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Warnes Hotel, Worthing (Wardell’s 1009)

Hotel Metropole, Brighton (Tuck Brighton)

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Hotel Metropole, Brighton (Tuck Brighton)

 

Amy Webster – Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) – Saturday 27th March 1909

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Gabrielle Ray – Wedding – The Express and Telegraph, Saturday, April 13th 1912

AN ACTRESS’ MARRIAGE.

PUBLIC LOCKED OUT.

 

Miss Gabrielle Ray, the charming musical comedy actress, provided surprise one day last month, in being quietly married to Mr. Eric Loder at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, Windsor. The ceremony was originally fixed for the previous day, but although the church was decorated and the bridegroom, the priest, the choir, and the organist were ready, there was no wedding because no bride came.

The reason Miss Ray gave to curious enquirers at her London flat for her apparently strange action was that she was too unwell to go through the ceremony. The following morning, however, she had so far recovered as to be able to motor over to Windsor.

No one expected such a sudden recovery, and when the wedding party drove up at 10.30 to Canon Longinotto’s residence not a member of the faithful public was in sight. Mr. Loder lumped out of his car, and, taking Miss Ray’s arm, he led her into the house.

 Choir Boys Sent For.

The decision to be married that morning seemed to have been arrived at very rapidly, for a wait had to be made while the organist, the registrar, and the choir boys were sent for. In about half an hour’s time they were collected. In even shorter time the public, in some mysterious way, had heard of what was happening, and by the time the wedding party was ready to leave the canon’s house many had assembled round about the house and the church. It was soon evident, however, that the bride and bridegroom were not in the least wishful for any popular demonstration, for the doors of the church were rigidly locked. The bride and bridegroom slipped stealthily through the canon’s kitchen garden to the back door of the church, and Mr. Loder held a big umbrella close down over Miss Ray’s head.

Just a Glimpse.

All that could be seen of her was that she was wearing a vivid mustard-coloured costume and carried a large bunch of violets. Glimpses of a soft mauve hat could also be occasionally caught. The service was a short one. Before the ceremony the bride and bridegroom sat down on chairs in front of the altar. They then advanced to the altar rails. Miss Ray made her responses in a clear voice, which could be heard throughout the church.

The register was signed as follows:-

Eric Raymond Loder, twenty-three, bachelor, independent means, son of Alfred Basil Loder, deceased. Address, 44, Alma road, New Windsor.

Gabrielle Elizabeth Clifford Cooke, twenty-eight, spinster, independent means, of 48, Coleherne-crescent, Kensington. W.

The same mysterious methods were observed after the wedding was over. Again the back door of the church was used and the kitchen garden traversed to the canon’s residence, where lunch was partaken of.

A last ruse was resorted to. About half-past twelve a big covered car was brought round to the back entrance of the canon’s house, while an open car took its stand outside the front door.

A World Tour.

 The crowd, which had now swelled considerably, had no doubt at all that the open car was a blind, and hurried round to the back. But they were once again badly defeated, for Mr. and Mrs. Loder, both smiling, suddenly appeared at the front door, and hurriedly getting into the open car drove rapidly away. Perhaps they suddenly relented, or perhaps it was that they wanted to have a last laugh at the crowd, for the car, after going a little way, checked, swung round, and drove past the back door, right by the waiting crowd. As it was vanishing Mrs Loder turned round and waved a gloved hand to them. A few faint cheers were raised by the slightly dazed and bewildered public. The honeymoon is to be spent in a world tour, which embraces Africa and India, Mr and Mrs Loder are to be absent from England at least six months.

On their return they are to live in the country. Whether Mrs Loder will be seen on the stage again is another matter.

 

The Express and Telegraph, Saturday, April 13th 1912

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