Caistor couple celebrate 60yrs of marriage

The happy couple Motley and Corinne Brant.  (Lin) EMN-150424-081903001
The happy couple Motley and Corinne Brant. (Lin) EMN-150424-081903001

Well-known farming couple Motley and Corinne Brant have celebrated 60 years of marriage having reaped a lifetime of memories together.

Corinne went to agricultural college in Nottinghamshire for three years after which her father bought her a dairy farm in 1949 on which she worked until 1955.

Corinne and Motley Brant on their wedding day 60 years ago EMN-150429-075643001

Corinne and Motley Brant on their wedding day 60 years ago EMN-150429-075643001

Motley was a farmer at Lodge Farm at Normanby -le-Wold before farming at Acre House for 42 years following their marriage.

Corinne and Motley met in 1949 and four years later got engaged at Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.

And in 1955, they were married at Trinity Methodist Church in Cleethorpes.

Corinne wore a wedding dress of pure guipure lace and carried a bouquet of Lily of the Valley, roses and forget me knots.

Motley’s best man was his brother John.

A reception at the Café Dansant followed and the happy couple spent two weeks going to Cambridge, Bournemouth and London on their honeymoon.

They now have four children -Rodney (59), Rachel (57), Jonathan (55) and David (52) - and eleven grandchildren.

Corinne is very interested in local history, natural history, education, art and music and Motley was on West Lindsey District Council for twenty one years during which he served as chairman for a year.

He also likes gardening and has recently taken a liking to cooking.

Motley (84) said: “We both have our own opinions but we always kiss good night.”

“Yes we have our ups and downs” added Corinne (87).

“But we’re still together and we love each other.”

The family recently celebrated Motley and Corinne’s diamond wedding at the Settlement in Caistor.