Words and photos by Dave Barry
The first and possibly only wedding at the old parcel office near Scarborough railway station took place between Christmas and new year.
In a magically transformed space, Ryan Heath and Josanne Machon tied the knot in distinctive style.
The cavernous rooms were illuminated by countless small lights, some trailing a long way up to the roof windows.
It was no surprise to see the North Riding brew-pub well represented, as Josie works there. The boss and her husband were glammed up, as was son Jack, who manned the bar.
“From what I’ve heard, it was a fantastic do”, said Jo Davis, one of the OPO directors.
However, it is by no means certain that the unusual wedding will be repeated, as the building’s primary use, first and foremost, is as an artists’ workspace.
And the Campaign for Real Ale’s third annual beer festival at the venue will only go ahead if it fits in with the resident artists’ activities, Jo explained.
“Our focus now is to find funding for heating, lights and toilets”, Jo said. “We’ve got 60% of what we need and we have submitted a funding bid for the rest. We should hear whether we are going to get it by the end of March”.