12th June 2010
Squash wedding of the year
mind Posh and Becks, Sarah and Camps tied the knot in the
beautiful settings of St.Philip's church and the Kippax
family home in Kelsall, Cheshire.
Sarah is infinitely more beautiful and talented than Posh
and Camps, who wears well for one of his age, showed in his
bridegroom's speech that he has more command of the English
language than Beckham, not that that's saying much!
squash world happily gathered in force for this quite
Vanessa Atkinson, Rachel Grinham, Jenny Duncalf, Alison
Waters, Laura Massaro, bridesmaid Madeline Perry - some
line-up that with Adrian Grant, Peter Marshall, Simon Parke,
Aidan Harrison, flown in from Chicago and best man James
Willstrop doing their best to match the ladies, even if
Faces from the past included
the irrepressible Mark Blowers, who is wearing well
considering he's from Hull, Marcus Berrett and Jonathan
Lilley, both wearing less well. Good to see Paul Carter and
Mick Todd, always ready to imbibe.
Quite a gathering and some testimony to Sarah's and David's
popularity. The Kippax home, with its exquisite outlook and
re-laid lawns provided a spectacular backdrop for a
Sarah's dad, Ian, spoke
first and the emotion in his voice told not only of losing a
daughter, but harbouring doubts about his son-in-law.
David himself tried hard in his speech to justify himself
without convincing, probably apprehensive of what was to
follow with the two best men, David's brothers, Lee Campion
and James Willstrop about to be let loose.
It was James who rounded off the speeches and he had somehow
managed to get his hands on David's diary from his younger
and more stupid days.
Stories of misdemeanours abounded with the tale of David and
Mark Blowers, travelling along the motorway with balaclavas,
one pointing a gun at the other. All this at a time when
there were IRA problems in England. A passing motorist
reported them and soon they were in custody, receiving the
biggest bollocking of their careers.
Then onto an evening and night of pure pleasure to bring to
a close a magical and no doubt expensive day. Such days are
meant to the bride's special day and certainly, thanks to
her parents, friends and maybe even David, Sarah certainly
had a day to remember.