Anniversary visit for couple
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.”