First Wedding Anniversary

Today is the first wedding anniversary of Steven and Lizzie, two of Riley Green’s modern generation, hard working, good to be alive youngsters, and both destined to reach the dizzy heights of becoming Mayor and Mayoress in twenty or thirty years time. The report has been kept on ice for a year because Hello magazine had exclusive rites to all the photographs. Now the contract is over and we are pleased to release some of the pictures for all to see. The Mayor and Mayoress were probably the principal guests at the wedding of the decade, if not century. I was there as escort and Mayor’s Parlour official photographer. For weeks there were rumours that the old Morris 8, often seen around Riley Green, was going to be used for the bride and groom as transport to the reception. But the closely kept secret revealed only after the wedding, proved it to be the brand new Gator below.

 

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All of the bench ends in the church were decorated by Lizzie herself, and the heather from the fells of Dunsop was much admired by all.

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The delighted couple came down the aisle with pride.

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I sneaked in with the Mayoral camera, while the big “Hello” pictures were taken. Looks like all the men were skint after buying the fancy suits!

 

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It was rather windy outside church, so it was mum saying “Hats off to the happy couple”.

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The celebrations went on until late and all had a wonderful day.

July Wedding

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A pair of bell ringers from our village church, Holy Trinity, Hoghton, were married in splendour on Saturday afternoon. Bell ringers from all over the county came and celebrated. The bells were ringing from about 13.00 until the service began at 14.00. After the service, there was further prolonged ringing. Viv and Ray, the happy couple, had previously pleasantly surprised everyone when they declared their intention of marriage, and the service was enjoyed by all. Viv, from Abbey Village was dressed in a silky looking white knee length frock and Ray in his customary suit and tie. Ray, previously named Raymond Clayton, is the son of the late George, an old Mayor of Riley Green. Raymond who has spent all of his life in Riley Green, will move to Abbey Village.