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Penistone man proposes by carving message into tree

By helen williams, Hoyland Reporter Tuesday 26th August 2014
A 21-YEAR-OLD was 'speechless' when her boyfriend proposed - by carving his message of love into a tree.

Jonny Hoyland, 27, who lives with Hayley Stewart at Inchburn Crescent, Penistone, waited until she went to work at Meadowhall on Saturday before walking their dog Ronnie, a Patterdale terrier, to create his romantic request.

When she came home, Jonny suggested another stroll up the lane with Ronnie and surprised her by getting down on bended knee next to his carved love heart which said 'marry me' with their initials.

Hayley, who works part-time as a cashier but is also training to be a teacher, said: "I was shocked and speechless. He got down on his knees and got out a beautiful solitaire diamond ring and asked me to marry him."

** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated August 22. **
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Posted by X I Thu 28th Aug 2014 at 1:14pm

When I see things like this it always amazes me how many people take knives on dates :)

Posted by Tterry I Sat 30th Aug 2014 at 8:11am

1972, I got fined £25 for carving my initials on a tree

Posted by Chris Tanner I Wed 3rd Sep 2014 at 11:43am

True romance is not dead after all!