Guard of honour at Seaton firefighter’s wedding
12:36 08 August 2011
The wedding of Michael Markham and Esme Read at St Gregory's church Seaton. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhs 8372-32-11TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24
Crew Commander and his bride leave church beneath an archway of fire axes
SEATON firefighters formed a guard of honour when a colleague got wed at the weekend.
They raised their axes to form an archway as Crew Commander Michael Markham and his bride Esme Read left St Gregory’s Church on Saturday.
Afterwards the couple were given a ride in the fire engine to River Cottage HQ, near Axminster, where they held their reception.
As well as serving as a retained officer at Seaton, Mr Markham is also a full time firefighter in Taunton.
The bride works as a reception at the Combe House Hotel, Gittisham.
The couple are honeymooning in the Maldives.
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