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The Hopbine Wigley Orchard and St Michaels Caravan Parks News • March 2014 • Issue 52 Wedding bells at Wigley Welcome back!

The sun is out! Green buds are on the trees and daffodils are appearing everywhere. The birds are busy building their nests, fly- ing here and there with mouths full of twigs and grass. Can we dare to hope that spring is here? And if the spring is here, then it’s time

for you to come back to Worcestershire, open up your caravan, sit back and enjoy everything that this fabulous county has to offer.

It’s time to revisit your favourite town,

pub or restaurant, walking or fishing spot. And to welcome you back we’re offering a small prize to the first person who tele- phones or emails to tell us how many daf- fodils are hidden in this issue of Hopbine!

We couldn’t have wished for a better day for John and Hannah’s wedding on 23rd November – cold but crisp and clear. Stoke Bliss church was full. The groom’s

nephew and nieces, five-year-old Henry and three-year-old twins Annabel and Megan, had flown in from the US with American ideas about how things should be done. Henry played the part of ring bearer perfect- ly, marching down the aisle with the ring on a cushion and delivering it to the best man. The girls followed in their pretty dresses,

waving their wands. Hannah was a stunning bride and her

father was bursting with pride as he brought her down the aisle to her waiting bride- groom. The bridesmaids, Hannah’s sister Naomi and best friend Nadia, were beautiful in deep fuchsia. Robert Barlow conducted the service

which was relaxed and thoughtful. The groom’s brother did the reading, the bride’s friends played the organ and the harp. Everyone agreed it was a wonderful service. After a photo opportunity outside the

church the happy pair were whisked away in the back of Hannah’s father’s open topped vintage Singer Gazelle with the bridesmaids following in a much older Morris 8. Then it was back to Bank House where a

beautifully decorated marquee had appeared as if by magic on the car park and a myriad twinkling fairy lights lit up the early November dusk. Elaine’s Kitchen produced the most deli-

cious canapés and, after some memorable speeches by John and his best man, Dan Portsmouth, a wonderful dinner. Tim Lawson from the Bridge supplied the bar. The bride’s sister had made a stunning cake which had to be seen to be believed. Friends and family partied into the night and the band allowed the groom to take the microphone maybe more often than was wise!

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And there were more treats on Sunday

morning when the bride’s parents cooked bacon sandwiches in the marquee before we all went to the Baiting House for lunch. It was a very special day, a day full of wonderful memories, a fabulous, perfect day.

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Hello and goodbye

We welcome new caravan owners at Wigley Orchard: Mr and Mrs Bratt from West Bromwich Mr and Mrs Langton from Sutton

Coldfield and at St Michaels: Mr and Mrs Astin from Tamworth

We hope you have many happy times with us.

We are sorry to say goodbye to these loyal owners who have been at Wigley Orchard for a total of forty years between them: Mr and Mrs Ron Bates Mr and Mrs Ted Jeavons Mr and Mrs Wilf Duncombe Yvonne Lammin

and at St Michaels we say goodbye to Mr and Mrs Fisher

We wish you all the best for the future and hope that you take some pleasant memo- ries with you.

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