Corby couple realise they went to school together – after chance look at old class photo

The school photo, with the couple circled, that stunned the pair.

The school photo, with the couple circled, that stunned the pair.

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A Corby couple who are getting married were stunned to discover they went to primary school together - and only found out when they looked at an old class photo.

Amazed Lucy Wilson, 26, and Lewis Ball, 25, have been together for four years.

Lucy Wilson, 26, and Lewis Ball, 25, have been together for four years.

Lucy Wilson, 26, and Lewis Ball, 25, have been together for four years.

The pair started dating in 2012 but a chance look at an old school photo revealed they had been in the same class.

The image showed them both at Stanion Primary School - but in the years since they left they had both totally forgotten each other.

They are now engaged after Lewis took her back to their old school and proposed outside.

Lucy said: “We started chatting in a pub but didn’t remember each other from school.

“The next day he messaged me to go on a date on Facebook - and it all took off from there.”

Lewis, a carpet fitter, eventually used the fact they had forgotten each other in a special book he used as part of his proposal.

His romantic book said: “In this school are a boy and girl who from the very beginning were destined to be together.

“Little did the two kids in this photo know that one day they would fall head over heels for each other.

“When they were young they were never an item. In fact they barely knew the other existed.

“After primary school the two drifted away from each other’s lives.

“It would be many years and a few mistakes before their lives would cross paths again.

“They lived in the same town and would visit the same places.

“Their families occasionally saw each other but something was not allowing the two to see each other again.

“But don’t worry too much just remember this story has a happy ending - because the two will finally meet one day and it will be worth the wait.”

Lewis added: “I wanted it to be a special proposal - I just wanted to take Lucy to all the places that were special to us and to propose in the place it all began.”

The pair have no firm wedding plans yet, but they are planning to throw a big engagement party.