Anniversary couple first met at school
GLASSES were raised at a residential home yesterday (Wednesday) as two of its oldest residents celebrated 65 years of marriage.
Childhood sweethearts Bob and Norah Collick first met at Ruckinge Primary School.
They married at the village church on March 7, 1942.
As they both approach their 90th birthday later this year, they are still as smitten as ever.
The couple lived in Bourne Lane, Hamstreet, for 20 years before moving to Bramley House, in Bromley Green Road, in August.
It has not taken long for them to settle in, entertaining staff and residents with their local stories, many stemming from their many years farming at Marsh Side, Ruckinge.
Mr Collick, a Ruckinge parish councillor for 30 years, was also the first captain of Ruckinge Football Club and later became president.
Inseparable as always, Mrs Collick also got involved, making the first shirts for the team and washing them by hand every week.
The couple, who have two daughters, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, celebrated their anniversary with a party at the home and a family meal.
Bob and Nora Collick celebrate 65 years of marriage