Flame On.

Lee Riley

Chimney Sweep & Stove Fitter.

Are you planning your wedding for the future? Do you want something that will make

the big day a little different from the rest? Something that will have folk talking about

and give your photo album that extra slice of nostalgia, then why not hire a ‘Lucky

Chimney Sweep’ to add fortune and good luck to the happy couple.

We are genuine chimney sweeps and stove fitters that work in the Lancashire &

Manchester area and are available for hire to celebrate these special occasions.

When you hire us you will get the following service;

(i) A sweep that is dressed in traditional Dickensian attire of the day.

(ii) A sooty face to meet and greet friends of the Bride and Groom at the venue.

(iii) A one hour photo opportunity for the album.

(iv) A presentation scroll, a gift of coal, ash and soot from one of our actual sweeps for

good luck for the ‘Heart & Hearth’.

(v) A lucky handshake for the groom and a lucky kiss for the bride.

(vi) A sweeps blessing for health, wealth and happiness.

The Lucky Chimney Sweep Tradition.

Good Luck is sure to rub off when the groom shakes hands with a Lucky Chimney

Sweep who will have a "Lucky Kiss" for the new bride. With the power vested in

him by King George II, following a tradition that started about 200 years ago

when a London chimney sweeper saved the life of King George II. The sweep

had been the only person brave enough to stop the King's out of control horses and

carriage.

By Royal Decree the King proclaimed that all sweeps are good luck bearers and

should be treated with respect. The folklore was established and to this day chimney

sweepers are invited to attend weddings and kiss the bride for good luck.

Since pagan times, the images of fire and the hearth have been associated with luck -

when a new bride inherited the fire irons, she symbolically inherited a home and a new

family. It's because of his blackened face and his relationship with hearths and fires that

the chimney sweep carries the luck with him where ever he goes, and when you meet

him, his luck rubs off onto you.

Coal, again connected with fire and hearths, is also believed to be lucky; when given by a

sweep the luck is multiplied. Soldiers have carried small lumps of coal into battle to

ensure survival, and sailors kept coal in their pockets while at sea.

You can contact us on 07591 413977 for more details

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