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North Norfolk Railway 1940s weekend has added significance for wartime-style wedding couple Tom and Sarah

PUBLISHED: 15:56 14 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:13 15 September 2018

Tom and Sarah Harbord, who were married during the 1940s weekend last year. 
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Tom and Sarah Harbord, who were married during the 1940s weekend last year. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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This year’s 1940s weekend has special meaning for one Sheringham couple, as it marks exactly a year since they got married in a wartime-style ceremony at St Peter’s Church in the town.

Tom and Sarah Harbord at their wedding during the 1940s weekend last year. 

Photo: KAREN BETHELLTom and Sarah Harbord at their wedding during the 1940s weekend last year. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Nearly 400 people packed the pews for the wedding, with Mrs Harbord’s sons Elijah, 11, and six-year-old Vincent giving her away and her daughter Sylvie, 13, and Tom’s sister Ruby, 14, taking on the role of bridesmaids.

They will be joining 50-plus couples at a vow renewal ceremony being hosted by the church on Saturday.

Tom and Sarah Harbord at their wedding during the 1940s weekend last year. 
Photo: KAREN BETHELLTom and Sarah Harbord at their wedding during the 1940s weekend last year. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

“We have wonderful memories of the wedding,” Mrs Harbord said. “We had friends come from all over the world and to have the ceremony as part of the forties weekend meant everybody celebrated with us, which was just lovely.”

Anyone wanting to renew their vows should be at St Peter’s Church, Church Street, at 2pm on Saturday. Forties dress is optional, refreshments will be available and there will be a chance to have a photo taken looking through a 1940s wedding cut-out.

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