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Nice place for a Goth wedding

The bride wore boots: A Gothic bride prepares for her wedding.  Photo: Allan Vincent

The bride wore boots: A Gothic bride prepares for her wedding. Photo: Allan Vincent

For 108 years, the Back Lane reservoir at Clayton-le-Woods provided drinking water for the public.

But before it was demolished for good, the Victorian underground reservoir was the stage for an eerie photoshoot.

Photographer Allan Vincent of Lake Creative Studios, who works with his wife, Kate, said: “I thought it would be really interesting to contrast the dark Victorian brickwork and design with some contemporary bridal designs.

“This really was a once-in-a -lifetime opportunity and from getting permission from the developer I only had a week to organise the dresses, the models, hair and make up and childcare!

“We only had a couple of hours on a very cold and wet Friday evening to get set up and to get the shots we wanted as the reservoir was due to be demolished the following Monday.

Allan added: “Charlotte of Legend Bridal Design supplied the dresses; Kerry Baker and Natasha Laytham of Roberts Steel Hairdressers worked magic with hair and makeup and a talented up and coming photographer Megan Hurst volunteered to be my assistant for the day.

“A huge amount of respect goes to Kingswood Builders Southport for opening the site up and giving people the chance to see this phenomenal piece of engineering.”

 

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