Then and now: couple re-shoot wedding day photographs 40 years on
- Credit: Kingsley Healthcare
The fashions have changed, the trees have certainly grown and they are a little older, but the love for one Norfolk couple remains just the same.
Paula and Brian Burgess, of Cobbold Street in Diss, have recreated their wedding day photographs images that evoke special memories not just of their marriage but also family history.
Ahead of the couple's 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday their daughter Clare Burgess had the idea of taking her family back to The Depperhaugh, in Hoxne, to re-shoot all the photographs in the magnificent gardens where the wedding reception had been held in 1978.
The former 19th century Admiral's house had been the family home of her mother's parents, Mavis and John White, who ran what was quaintly referred to in the EDP wedding report of the day as a 'country home for the retired'.
Joining Miss Burgess and her parents back at The Depperhaugh, now run as a nursing home by Kingsley Healthcare, were her mother's sisters Sarah White, Kate White and Anne White.
You may also want to watch:
For one of the shots, Miss Burgess, 30, of Sunnyfields, Lowestoft, ushered her father, a carpenter, and mother, a treasury and payroll administrator, into exactly the same position in front of a timeless, but notably larger, backdrop of trees.
She said: 'The idea of recreating the pictures came out of a conversation with my mum. It started about how we were going to celebrate our 30th and 60th birthdays, which were both in September, and moved on to what we were going to do for my parents' 40th anniversary.
- 1 "I thought I had freshers flu, but Drs said I could have died within a week"
- 2 Pumpkin patch with street food and children's games to open
- 3 Norfolk scams: DVLA texts and family WhatsApp messages
- 4 Explore the streets of this historic Norfolk market town in the 1970s
- 5 Opinion: Uncomfortable home truths about being retirement ready
- 6 CCTV image released after man in his 70s suffers life changing injuries
- 7 Motorcyclist in hospital after crash on A140
- 8 Arrest in Diss after police carry out drug warrants
- 9 Unique 'time warp' 1970s farmhouse goes on sale for £795,000
- 10 The most popular baby names in Norfolk in 2020 are revealed
'Mum had me after my grandparents sold The Depperhaugh so I never got to see it. However, she and my aunts have always talked fondly about their former home and all the dogs they had there.
'My grandparents were really caring people and proud of what they did there. My Nan only died in 2015 and some of her former staff at The Depperhaugh came to her funeral.'
Miss Burgess said they had great fun on the photoshoot and it brought back lots of memories for her mother and aunts.
She said: 'The family lived in the coachhouse, next to the main building. They were excited to rediscover their old bedrooms and, outside, the structure of their old greenhouse.'