How a Leeds vicar and his family helped a couple's wedding day wish come true

It was a wedding day wish which a Leeds vicar was determined to make come true.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 6:00 am

When Carol Wright and Robert Harkins-McLaughlin tied the knot at St Mark's Church in Woodhouse in July 1975 they requested a choral wedding.

But when it emerged the several choir members would be unavailable Reverend Robert Simpson came to the rescue.

He provided an instant singing squad - from his own family.

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While he was conducting the ceremony, sitting in the choir stalls, proudly robed, were his wife, Lois, daughter Frances, son Christopher, who lived at St. Mark's Vicarage.

The choir was further bolstered thanks to his sister Mary Close and cousin Nellie Larman, who had travelled from Hull for the day.

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