Wesley wedding memories from 40 years ago for couple

The happy couple David Hauxwell and bride Pamela Watts.

The happy couple David Hauxwell and bride Pamela Watts.

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Memories of the Wesley Chapel came flooding back for Memory Lane readers David Hauxwell and wife Pamela a former Brierton School pupil when they spotted the Wesley Chapel feature in Memory Lane recently.

The former Wesley Chapel Youth Club member’s claim to fame is that they first met at the chapel and were the last couple to be married there 40 years ago on September 1, 1973.

The Hartlepool couple who their celebrate their Ruby wedding anniversary this year had their reception and evening party at the Windsor restaurant where former Dyke House school pupil David remembers that a band called the Hawaiian Chimes provided the entertainment and the head waitress was Winnie Hopper.

Best man at the wedding was Derek Welsh and the bridesmaids were Gillian Watts, Norma Young and Fiona Walsh.

The happy couple spent their honeymoon in Berwick- upon-Tweed, where it rained for most of the time.