An­niver­sary cou­ple first met at school

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - ROUNDABOUT - by Kirsty Parkin

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.

Pic­ture: Danny Rhodes pd1164735

Bob and Nora Col­lick cel­e­brate 65 years of mar­riage

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