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It was twenty years ago today... Answered

On 24th March, 1990, Kitewife and I were married.

The church has since burned down.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

Has burned down, or was burned down?
Congratulations anyway!

L

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Thieves lit their way with the enormous altar candles, then knocked them over.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Sort of accidental then, what a shame.

L

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

They were insured - the shell was OK, so they completely re-vamped the insides.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Oh, the sort of thing a cynic might call an "insurance-job"? I doubt Aviva (ex Norwich Union) would accuse the church of getting God to have the place torched, but I'm mindful of certain persons would would view the entire episode (enjoying their nice new interior) in a similar way...

L

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

The thieves were caught (trying to sell the silverware), so I don't think it was a "job".

As a general observation, most UK churches have little, or even no, insurance, because they can't afford it, and they can't afford the work (locks, alarms etc) that would make it affordable.


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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, I can imagine - the old buildings cost a fortune to maintain / heat / light / insure etc.

L

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

The main insurance thing is being empty for all but a couple of hours a week, and being "known" for being stuffed full of silverware (most of which was sold years ago to pay for the lead that was nicked off the roof).

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

11 years ago

Congratulations!
(I hate being late to find these things out, lol.)

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

11 years ago

Happy (belated) anniversary!

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

11 years ago

Great news!
 Any special plans?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

We're staying with my parents in the Easter break, which means we get a night out without the boys.

An actual date!

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

 That should be nice! Enjoy.

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Wasagi
Wasagi

11 years ago

Congrats!

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V-Man737
V-Man737

11 years ago

Happy anniversary!

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Plasmana
Plasmana

11 years ago

Happy Anniversary Kiteman! (sorry for being one day late...)

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

11 years ago

Congratulations!

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

11 years ago

Happy anniversary! 

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

11 years ago

Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite.

Congrats and many more.

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dsman195276
dsman195276

11 years ago

 Interesting way to kill the mood at the end, Hahaha.

Happy anniversary. Hope you have a good day together! (What are you doing on instructables on your 20 year anniversary anyway?)

By the way, why the Sgt. peppers picture?(I'm a Beatles fan, so I have to know.)

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dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 11 years ago

Duh, time change *Slaps head*...

Ah OK, I never did know the lyrics to that song.

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gmoon
gmoon

11 years ago

Congratulations!

Weird coincidence, though--my wife and I were married today also, 26 years ago.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Oh, then congratulations to you two, too.

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 11 years ago

Thank you, sir.

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onrust
onrust

11 years ago

To many more years together, cheers.

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fwjs28
fwjs28

11 years ago

haha, nice way to end it off there

Congratulations for you two! 

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks!

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fwjs28
fwjs28

Reply 11 years ago

welcome :D 

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kelseymh
kelseymh

11 years ago

Happy Anniversary!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks!