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On a tractor made for one

PUBLISHED: 18:11 23 April 2008 | UPDATED: 09:41 23 August 2010

BIG DAY: Mark Peacock choses an unconventional mode of transport to get to the church.

BIG DAY: Mark Peacock choses an unconventional mode of transport to get to the church.

FORGET the Bentley or horse drawn carriage – this groom roared in to his wedding on board a 10-tonne tractor. Farmer Mark Peacock, 28, of Thatcher s Lane, Cliffe, drove to his big day at The Knowle Country House, Higham in a new Holland tractor last Frid

FORGET the Bentley or horse drawn carriage - this groom roared in to his wedding on board a 10-tonne tractor.

Farmer Mark Peacock, 28, of Thatcher's Lane, Cliffe, drove to his big day at The Knowle Country House, Higham in a new Holland tractor last Friday.

He said: "I work in agriculture and I have done since I was a little boy so it's pretty normal for me."

While some women may have objected to having heavy agricultural machinery at their wedding he said his wife, nurse Sam Terry Parker, did not mind about the unconventional choice of transportation.

He added: "She knows what I am like. I think she expected it really."

Other family members were similarly understanding of his choice of transport as they gathered for the plush wedding.

Mr Peacock's dad, Jeff, 64, a storekeeper, also of Thatcher's lane, Cliffe, said: "I thought it might look out of place but he wanted to do it and it is something different.

"You see people going to their weddings in horse carts and on ponies but never a tractor.

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