Family get-together as diamond duo celebrate

Eric and Peggy Glew
Eric and Peggy Glew

NETTLETON couple Eric and Peggy Glew are celebrating 60 years of marriage tomorrow, March 31.

The couple met in Stoney Batter Village, in Wiltshire, and were married at St Peters Church, West Tytherley near Salisbury.

Peggy wore a white dress and carried red carnations, with June Muskett and Doreen Prance as her bridesmaids.

Eric’s friend Dennis Pragnell was best man and after the wedding service everyone attended the reception in the village hall.

The happy couple took the train to Ilfracombe in Devon for a week’s honeymoon and on return moved to Farnham in Surrey, where Peggy trained and worked as a beautician until her three children, Michael, Steven and Mark were born. Eric continued with his work as an agricultural engineer.

In 1981, the couple moved to Cuxwold and later, in 1995, moved to Pottinger Gardens in Nettleton.

Peggy and Eric both love reading and Peggy likes to do tapestry and knitting, whilst Eric loves to walk and do some model making.

They also both enjoy holidaying in Scotland, Devon, Cornwall, Yorkshire and Norfolk.

Both agree that the secret to a happy married life is to listen and talk to each other.

“Yes, we’ve had our ups and downs,” said Peggy, “but we still love each other. And as my mum used to say, never let the sun go down on your wrath.”

Eric (82) and Peggy (80) and all the family will be gathering to celebrate the 60th anniversary with a meal at the Swallow Inn, Swallow.