Diamond day as couple mark 60 fantastic years
ABURSCOUGH couple are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary after an amazing 60 years of marriage.
Trevor and Joan Bridge married in St Paul’s, in Skelmersdale, in 1957, and will celebrate their diamond anniversary today.
Trevor, 88, and Joan, 80, now live in Burscough where they brought up their two children, Michael and Jane.
Jane revealed what she believes to be the secret to her parents’ 60-year-long happy marriage, saying: “There’s been a lot of trust between them and they shared things.
“My dad definitely knows who’s boss - he says ‘Yes sir, Joan,’ to everything.
“It’s definitely a twoway thing. When my brother was born, my mum packed up her job and helped my dad do his books. They are very much a partnership in everything.”
As well as trusting one another in everything, Jane said having their own interests had been crucial to maintaining a happy marriage for so long.
She said: “They both played bowls and my dad has always been involved in sport, like golfing and stuff, and my mum’s been quite happy with that.
“They’ve had their own interests and done what they wanted to do, but then they’ve always had shared interests, too.”
Jane added that watching her parents have such a loving and happy relationship for so long has been “something special to see” for her and her brother, Michael.
Now retired, Trevor used to run a mobile fruit and veg service in Burscough, delivering fresh produce for nearly 50 years.
After leaving her job as a bank secretary when Michael was born, Joan helped Trevor run his business until he retired in 1991.
Since retiring, the pair have enjoyed their free time spent in the garden, and both of them took up bowling with the British Legion.
Proud grandparents to Steph and Jamie, the couple are looking forward to a family wedding and a graduation this summer.