Julian Bray writes: The Peterborough Telegraph are reporting the very sad story of the Thorney couple who ran Classic Wedding Cars Peterborough, and had a dozen vintage vehicles, including Rolls Royces and Bentleys - all 12 were burnt out, totally destroyed, in the fire, which also gutted the couple’s family home.
Bride and grooms who have booked a wedding car with a Thorney family hit by a devastating blaze are being urged to get in touch with the firm.
The story struck a chord as we were at Oakdale Vets in Stanground, a few days ago with 'Billy the Bins', our huge 'big boned' black leopard like cat, long ago dumped by the river, who took up residence on our green bin, and became a senior member of our household.
Also sitting in the Vet Annas' waiting room was a lady with a small terrier like dog, with all its legs and torso bandaged. It had been in a fire and suffered extensive burns. The little dog clearly in pain, sitting on a fleece air bed, but not making a noise, just wagging her tail and clearly pleased to see us.
The lady explained there had been a fire at home which had also burned out the business, and that her dad had rushed back into the burning house to rescue the dog. The little dog 'froze' refusing to leave, and the dad ended up in hospital with a heart attack ....
The similarities are there so the two stories could be linked, and indeed they are, as the little dog (named Daisy) popped up on the ITV news.
Let the Peterborough Telegraph take up the story again:
“Some of the people who have got in touch have said they don’t want their deposit back, but we want to pay people as soon as possible. “We have had a number of people contact us offering us wedding cars as replacements as well. People have been so kind.”
Anyone who has booked cars with the firm is asked to call 07885 706549 or 07850 268054
Read more: http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/appeal-for-brides-hit-by-thorney-wedding-car-business-fire-to-get-in-touch-1-7215719#ixzz40KE4M1vS
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