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Bride arrives at Croxden Church with a vintage coal lorry

  • wedding of Clive and Laurie Fountain

  • wedding of Clive and Laurie Fountain

  • wedding of Clive and Laurie Fountain

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A COALMAN’S daughter arrived at her wedding in style as a vintage lorry ensured she got to the church on time.

Laurie Fountain, formerly Beckett, used a restored coal lorry she had watched being transformed as she was growing up as she arrived at Croxden Church to marry Clive.

The newly weds even moved their big day forward so the service could be conducted by Reverend Kesh Govan before he leaves the area for pastures new in Australia.

A reception followed at the Blacksmiths Arms, in Alton.

The couple, who have been together for seven years, are now enjoying their honeymoon in Devon.

Alan Ratcliffe, father of the bride, said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day and the weather was fine all day, it all fell into place.

“Laurie has grown up with the lorry and seen it develop from a rough old nail and it has her grandparents names on it is well. This was in keeping with how Laurie was brought up.”

The couple will be holding another wedding reception in Stubwood in December, when they originally planned to hold the big day.

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