Appeal for brides hit by Thorney wedding car business fire to get in touch

Bride and grooms who have booked a wedding car with a Thorney family hit by a devastating blaze are being urged to get in touch with the firm.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 15th February 2016, 4:27 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2016, 8:04 am
Sue Dolby outside her fire damaged home
Sue Dolby outside her fire damaged home

The fire struck at the home of Melvin and Sue Dolby at The Causeway, Thorney last week.

The couple run Classic Wedding Cars Peterborough, and had a dozen vintage vehicles, including Rolls Royces and Bentleys - but all 12 were burnt out in the fire, which also destroyed the couple’s home.

Mr Dolby is recovering in hospital from a heart attack suffered during the blaze, but Sue said: “We had about 140 bookings going through to next year. Some people have contacted us after hearing the news, but there are still quite a few who have not been in touch, including some who are getting married next month.

The destroyed cars

“Some of the people who have got in touch have said they don’t want their deposit back, but we want to pay people as soon as possible.
“We have had a number of people contact us offering us wedding cars as replacements as well. People have been so kind.”

Anyone who has booked cars with the firm is asked to call 07885 706549 or 07850 268054.

The destroyed cars