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Sunday, October 16, 2016

A Wedding

A few weeks ago I went to a country house hotel for a family wedding. The venue was Eastwell Manor.


It looks like a Jacobean manor house (ie. from the time of James I in the early 17th century) but in fact it is a fake from 1926. You'd think, under those circumstances, there's be no excuse for such poor disabled access, but you'd be wrong. Their lift has been out of order for over a year. They say they can't replace it because of conservation restrictions. One of my cousins is very dodgy on her pins, but had to negotiate a long staircase to use the toilet. But it was great to catch up with cousins:

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Including the bride's mother:

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As well as the bride's brother and his partner (now his fiancee!)

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And the beautiful bride and her groom:

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And an amazing dress:

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Not forgetting the cake:

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The bride's father was my cousin, but did not live to see his daughter marry. He died  seven years ago of asbestos-related lung cancer.

He would have been so proud.

Suspicion of Innocence

Brilliant bit of acting from a very young Vincent in one of two episodes of The equaliser he did with the late, great Edward Woodward. His character's disability is not specified, but from his acting it's pretty clear to me he has cerebral palsy.

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