Lea Cars Jaguar Sovereign Wedding car in Ambleside, Cumbria

The job of chauffeur can involve almost anything! When bridegroom Tony Knowles arrived just after Lea Cars Jaguar Sovereign wedding car, with the three bridesmaids and bride Angelo’s mum, in his hired Morgan Plus 8 the battery would not restart the engine to drive it around the back of the church ready for the off after the ceremony.

So all during the ceremony Richard worked to get it driveable.First Richard walked down to the town of Ambleside to purchase a set of jump leads then on returning to the Morgan started to look for the battery. A simple task you might think.

Could Richard find it? No. Not at all.After the wedding Richard discovered that the battery is notoriously well hidden behind a metal plate behind some carpet under the rear seats. Who would have a Morgan?!


Anyway, after taking the usual photographs outside the church of the couple mingling with their guests, Richard organised a group of ushers to jump start the Morgan and – yes it started and got the couple to the reception venue at the Langdale Chase Hotel in Windermere.

Meanwhile Richard took the couple’s parents to the Langdale Chase and returned for the bridesmaids.


Just a short note to thank you for the first class personal service on Friday at Ambleside – everyone was impressed by your consideration and commitment to overcome the potential crisis with the Morgan! Very many thanks and I will be very happy to recommend your service to friends and family for future occasions.

Thanks so much.”

Tony Knowles



Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. If you are interested in our Wedding Car Hire services please visit the website Leaweddingcars.co.uk.

Our beautiful fleet of cars include the Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible, Bentley Arnage, Mercedes Limousine, Jaguar Sovereign, Jaguar XK8 Sports to our Classic Morris Minor. We are based in Preston, however cover the North West of England, we also offer additional services i.e. Video, Serving Champagne and happy to do multiple trips for the Bride or Groom.

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