Delayed arrival at wedding platform for Rob and Lynda
For many couples due to get married this year, it has been something of a bad dream.
And it has been far from a smooth ride for a Wolferton couple who harboured hopes of getting married at the village’s beautiful former railway station.
But Rob and Lynda Revell, whose wedding was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, were wed last Saturday at the site where the Queen used to alight to stay at Sandringham House.
Regulations allowed upto 30 people to be present but the couple were wracked with anguish about who to invite and who would have to miss out.
“It was just too difficult,” said Rob. “So we decided that my children, Benjamin and Libby, would act as witnesses and be the only guests.”
Instead Mr and Mrs Revell have arranged a blessing in Wolferton Church next June - a year on from when they were due to be married - followed by a reception at the village’s social club and a honeymoon in a Yorkshire farm cottage.
“Hopefully by then we can pack out the church,” said Rob.
The 58-year-old is a general hand on Appleton Farm on the Royal estate and said the former station, which closed in 1969, had been the perfect venue.
“It’s an amazing place with fantastic surroundings. My friend Richard Brown owns it and he got a licence so his daughter could get married there.
“She was talking to Lynda and I about the wedding and then Lynda asked Richard if we could get married there too.”
Rob and his 54-year-old wife, who is training to be a legal executive, had been friends in their early 20s but lost touch when Rob moved away through work.
Then, by chance, he spotted her in a Stamford pub about eight years ago and over the next few months their relationship developed.
“Our first date was fish and chips from Baxters in Sutton Bridge while we watched ships unload and then a walk down to the lighthouse!” said Rob.