Diamond day for Eric and Betty on 60th wedding anniversary
A DIAMOND couple who have lived in Bollington all their lives have celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Betty and Eric Coyne marked their diamond wedding anniversary with a special celebration with their family at home.
They have come a long way since they first met after the Second World War and were married at Bollington Congregational Church in 1954.
Eric served in the war and travelled extensively in Europe, North Africa and Asia.
Eric, 95 and Betty, a ‘youngster’ at 85, say their long happy marriage is down to having respect for each other and true friendship.
Betty and Eric have lived in Bollington all their lives and worked for town firms including Shrigley Dyers, Oak Bank Printers and the Paper Mill.
On their diamond day they were joined at home in Archer Close by daughter Jeanette Greeve, son-in-law Peter and grandchildren Mark, Claire and Claire’s husband Phil.
Jeanette said: “Mum still remembers when dad first asked her to dance at the Conservative Club on Adlington Road.
“Following a period of courtship to get to know each other, they began a marriage that lasted six decades and is still going strong.
“They have lived in Bollington all their lives and love being part of the community.”
The happy couple received a visit from town mayor Amanda Stott who delivered a gift from the community.
They were delighted to receive a card and congratulatory message from the Queen.
Jeanette said: “Mum and dad were quite overwhelmed on the day.
“They said they had not expected their anniversary would be so special.”
●● Eric and Betty Coyne, from Bollington, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, which included a visit from Bollington mayor Amanda Stott