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Celebration picture brings back happy memories

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: January 24, 2013

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OUR recent Echo Reunited collection of photographs has thrown up a happy tale.

It showed smiling couple Matt Martin and Hannah Stephenson seeing in the new year on the eve of 2001.

Matt spotted the picture in the Echo and it brought back some happy memories.

"The image is close to our hearts due to the fact that we were never meant to attend the university that evening as I had been ill with flu," he said.

"We only decided to go about an hour before, the drink is water due to me feeling unwell. We were both 21 at the time, and had been going out for about a year.

"Hannah was at the very beginning of a long journey to become a financial accountant and I worked in a small shop. Twelve years on Hannah works in corporate accounts and I still work in retail as a deputy store manager for a large out-of-town retailer.

"We married on the August Bank Holiday weekend in the summer of 2007 at Reed Hall in Exeter and now have two sons Ollie, three and Joe, two.

"We still live in St Thomas. "Thank you for bringing back some great memories of a memorable night for us."

This week, we have a sporting theme, and turn the clock back to look at local football from yesteryear.

The pictures show:

Picture one: The general secretary of the Exeter & District Sunday League Charlie Selley, left, presents a bottle of champagne to the Kenn boss Roy Clemence, as manager of the month in February 1999.

Picture two: Charlie Selley again, this time presenting the manager of the month award to Royal Oak's Jason Came, with daughter Emily, in November 1998.

Picture three: Winners of the Exeter & District Sunday League Cup final Barley Mow, in April 1997.

Picture four: Exeter & District Sunday League cup final winners Strikers celebrate their win in May 2004.

Echo Reunited has one simple aim – to bring people back together.

It provides a platform to help people track down old friends, work colleagues or school mates. A selection of pictures from our archives will be featured every week.

And we want as many readers as possible to get in touch.

So if you recognise yourself in any of the these pictures and want to share your memories, call the newsdesk on 01392 442239 or you can email us at echonews@expressandecho.co.uk

Alternatively, you can submit your own pictures for publication at the same email address.

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