Di­a­mond day for Eric and Betty on 60th wed­ding an­niver­sary

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

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

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