An­niver­sary visit for cou­ple

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A COU­PLE cel­e­brat­ing a very spe­cial an­niver­sary en­joyed a visit by the town mayor.

Peter and Gina Davies are as in love now as they were 70 years ago when they met at a sta­tion dur­ing the war.

They have cel­e­brated their plat­inum wed­ding an­niver­sary with friends and fam­ily.

And Bolling­ton town mayor An­gela Wil­liams made sure she paid them a spe­cial visit to mark the im­pres­sive mile­stone.

They had plenty to talk about as Peter was also mayor of the town in his time serv­ing on Bolling­ton Town Coun­cil.

He was also a coun­cil­lor on the for­mer Mac­cles­field Bor­ough Coun­cil, and was mayor of the bor­ough too.

Coun Wil­liams, who was mayor five years ago and be­came mayor again at a cer­e­mony ear­lier this year, said: “I was de­lighted to visit Gina and Peter for their an­niver­sary.

“I’ve known them for many years.

“When I was first mayor five years ago, Peter gave me a lot of ad­vice on pro­to­col and eti­quette for be­ing mayor.

“I found this very help­ful.

“Peter has been in­volved with the church so I know him from there.

“He has done a lot of work in the church­yard and was also my par­ents’ neigh­bour.

“I have great re­spect for Peter and Gina and con­grat­u­late them on their 70 years to­gether.”

Dur­ing the war Peter, 92, was as­signed to a glider pi­lot reg­i­ment while Gina worked with a radar unit.

They were both on leave head­ing by train to Lon­don.

Peter pro­posed to Gina within min­utes of meet­ing her but she held out for a year be­fore ac­cept­ing.

Peter said: “I took one look at her and knew that was the girl I would marry.”

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