Wedding photo found 40 years on

Bob and Yvonne Smyth's wedding photograph was found among a collection of negatives kept by Gazette reader Alan Hope (s)
Bob and Yvonne Smyth's wedding photograph was found among a collection of negatives kept by Gazette reader Alan Hope (s)

An appeal in the Ripon Gazette has led to a mystery wedding photo making its way back to the happy couple 42 years after their big day.

Ripon woman Suzanne Bowyer was looking for a photo of her son’s primary school leavers class when she spotted her parents Bob and Yvonne Smyth on their wedding day in Ripon in March 1971.

The photo had been sent in by Alan Hope who found it among some old negatives. He wrote: “ Perhaps the couple would appreciate its return after many years in my keeping.”