Platinum celebrations for Caistor’s Kate and Jim

Kate and Jim Drury are celebrating 70 years of marraige EMN-160426-062053001
Kate and Jim Drury are celebrating 70 years of marraige EMN-160426-062053001

A Caistor couple are celebrating seven decades of marriage and were delighted to receive a card from the Queen.

Kate and Jim Drury were married at Caistor Parish Church on April 20, 1946.

Kate and Jim Drury on their wedding day in 1946 EMN-160426-063020001

Kate and Jim Drury on their wedding day in 1946 EMN-160426-063020001

Kate was attended by six bridesmaids and walked to the church with her father Thomas Wilson.

They met when they both worked on Godfrey’s Farm at Audleby Top.

Once married, they lived there for eight years, before moving to Caistor’s Canada Lane and then, in 1960, to Cherry Holt.

Kate said: “We get on very well and are very supportive of each other,” said Kate (88).

Daughter Pam was born in 1950 and they now have two grandchildren, Jackie and Philip, plus two great grandchildren, Hannah and Ellie.

Jim worked for Brigg Electric until retirement and Kate worked for 25 years at Far Farm, Cherry Valley.

They had a touring caravan and spent many happy holidays both abroad and in the UK.

Both Kate and Jim are still very active, enjoying nothing better than doing work in the garden and spending time with their family.

“We have been very happy together and are looking forward to the party at the end of the month at Pottertons Nursery with family and friend,” said Jim (93).

“We are also looking forward to warmer weather, so we can spend more time in the garden.”