Cou­ple mark 60 years of wed­ded bliss

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

A COU­PLE have cel­e­brated 60 years of wed­ded bliss.

Peggy and Shay Allen of Pri­ory Lane, Macclesfield, were both born in Dublin and met at a roller skat­ing rink when they were teenagers.

They were mar­ried in the city and moved to Grange­mouth, Scot­land, where they raised their three chil­dren James, Lynn and Derek.

Shay, now 81, worked for ICI and was re-lo­cated to Up­ton Pri­ory in the early 1960s with his fam­ily. He was drafted in to help es­tab­lish the newly built chem­i­cal plant on Hurds­field industrial es­tate, where he worked un­til re­tire­ment.

Peggy, now 80, worked at Park­side care home for a few years be­fore work­ing at the Larches on Kennedy Av­enue, reach­ing the level of se­nior care as­sis­tant be­fore re­tire­ment.

The cou­ple have spent six decades shar­ing pur­suits like cy­cling and hol­i­days, while also en­joy­ing their own in­ter­ests like sports and art

Peggy and Shay, who have six grand­chil­dren and five great­grand­chil­dren, cel­e­brated their di­a­mond wed­ding an­niver­sary at Hollin Hall, Ker­ridge, ear­lier this month with fam­ily and friends.

Peggy said: “It’s been a great jour­ney for Shay and I. It’s like we were made for each other.

“The key to a suc­cess­ful mar­riage is to have re­spect for each other, the rest fol­lows.”


●● Billy Blaikie and Zoe Wood with baby Lo­gan

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