Elec­tric­ity still there for golden cou­ple

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS - by Kirsty Parkin

Sha­dox­hurst cou­ple cel­e­brate golden wed­ding

THEY met work­ing at an elec­tric­ity com­pany and 50 years on the spark is still there.

Re­tired elec­tri­cian Peter Palmer, 75, and wife Josephine, 71, say the rea­son it works so well is they al­ways look on the bright side.

The cou­ple, who live in Tally Ho Road, Sha­dox­hurst, mar­ried on March 30, 1957 at Christ Church in South Ash­ford.

They met at See­board, then based in Vic­to­ria Road, where Mr Palmer was an ap­pren­tice elec­tri­cian and Mrs Palmer worked on the switch­board.

They have lived in Sha­dox­hurst for more than 40 years and have in­volved them­selves in vil­lage life.

They are keen gar­den­ers and have trav­elled the world on hol­i­days with Sha­dox­hurst Gar­den­ing Club.


For nine years the cou­ple also vol­un­teered at the William Har­vey Hospi­tal shop.

Mrs Palmer was a mem­ber of the League of Friends com­mit- tee dur­ing that time, while her hus­band was pres­i­dent of Ash­ford Probus, a group for re­tired pro­fes­sional men.

Sum­ming up the key to their suc­cess, Mrs Palmer said: “We at­tribute our happy life to­gether to fac­ing chal­lenges head on, shar­ing the good times and the bad and al­ways look­ing on the bright side of life.”

Peter and Josephine Palmer on their wed­ding day and now

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