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Bridal shower of dust after castle crumbles

Aug 06, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

MASONRY from a castle began to crumble on a bride and groom as they posed for their wedding photographs, leading Historic England to launch an investigation.

Emma Wiseman had to shield her bridal gown from a dust cloud when the gatehouse at Cooling Castle, built in 1380, started to fall apart.

She was having photographs taken in front of the castle, near Rochester, Kent. She and her partner of four years, David, were married at Cooling Castle Barn, which is also in the grounds.

Ms Wiseman said: "We heard a crash, there was a huge dust cloud, and it hit me and the best man...