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Hannah Kirk 'delight' at Nottingham tram work wedding day suspension

Diggers and Hannah Kirk's bridal car
Image caption Diggers provided the Beeston bride a guard of honour as Hannah Kirk left for her wedding

Tram works in Nottingham were suspended to allow a bride to get to her wedding.

Hannah Kirk feared her special day would be ruined by the latest phase of the extension to the tracks in Beeston.

Image caption Tarmac was laid specially so the red carpet could lead the bridal party to her car

But her parents pleaded with contractors Taylor Woodrow Alstom to suspend work so a car could reach her at home on Saturday.

Workmen went one better, providing a guard of honour with diggers, serenading her as she passed and writing a message in the tarmac.

Image caption The bride was serenaded by workmen as she left her parents house in Beeston

"It meant a lot to me," the 34-year-old bride said shortly before her wedding to James Jackson at Colwick Hall.

"I've always wanted to go from my parents' house and I was worried I couldn't do.

"I'm so pleased, I'm so happy - I can't believe it."

Image caption Hannah Kirk was delighted the car could make it to her parents' front door

Mark Freeman, foreman from Taylor Woodrow Alstom, said: "It was her day and we tried to alleviate any impact the work had on it.

"We did a bit of reinstatement work and put a message out there for her."

Image caption Workmen left a message for the happy couple in the tarmac

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