Sunday, 16 September 2012

wedding celebrations

Congratulations to James Wilson and Caroline Jones who were married on Saturday at Gorton Monastery (Manchester). YC was there to witness the event, as were fellow Green Wyverns Emma Duff and Graham Ashton. It was a splendid day, aided by some rare Manchester sunshine and the 5 piece Carlton Ensemble - the bride walked out to Orpheus in the Underworld (which readers will know as the Can Can). In the evening a live band cranked out Motown numbers, which allowed Graham to take the dance floor by storm.

On the Friday night, Graham led the way on a brief tour of the Manchester hotspots. First off was The Castle pub in the northern quarter - a traditional boozer selling Elbow beer (named after the north west popular music group of which needless to say YC had not heard). Afterwards a trip to Chorlton revealed the wonderfully named "The Famous Trevor Arms" and The Beech Inn - which sold some excellent Timothy Taylors Golden Best at 3.5% ABV.

James & Caroline sign the register
right - the wedding party and guests

James & Emma in the monastery