Independent jewellery retailer, Banks Lyon, helped one of its customers plan the perfect proposal.

When local businessman, Stephen Gott, purchased his engagement from Banks Lyon in Lancaster, he entered into discussions with store staff about the most interesting way he could pop the question.

Upon mentioned that his partner is an accomplished skater, service manager Catherine Anderton suggested the city centre ice rink could make a good venue and, as a rink sponsor, managed to arrange tickets for the couple to attend the launch party.


Attending the VIP party as Banks Lyon’s guests, the duo go engaged in front of the Queen Victoria Stature and a cheering crowd.

Lancaster on Ice organiser Martin Horner told local press: “The surprise proposal got the Lancaster on Ice opening off to a magical start and we wish the couple a happy and prosperous future together.”

Photo credit: Lancaster on Ice

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