Couple return to the seaside to mark diamond day

Doreen and Terry Adey. (S)
Doreen and Terry Adey. (S)

A Barnoldswick couple celebrated 60 years of marriage by returning to their honeymoon destination.

Terry and Doreen Adey, of Rainhall Road, enjoyed a stay in Blackpool to mark their diamond wedding anniversary.

The couple have known each other since they were 14 and 16 respectively after they first met in 1949 at Gisburn Road Youth Club, Barnoldswick.

Terry had moved to Barnoldswick from Coventry during the Second World War to escape the bombing and his father transferred jobs from the Rover factory in the Midlands to Barnoldswick.

Terry and Doreen started dancing regularly at the Majestic Ballroom and the relationship blossomed.

They got engaged but waited two years to save up and until Terry had finished his national service with the RAF in Staffordshire before marrying at Ghyll Church on August 20th, 1955.

Doreen (80) said: “It was a beautiful day. We went to the Fosters Arms for the reception because it had a nice garden.

“We went on the train to Blackpool from Barnoldswick on our honeymoon and stayed at the same hotel recommended by Donald and Brenda (Moore) who have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary,

“It was a roasting week. We had booked to see three shows and even the actors on stage in the theatres were wilting.”

The couple had two children, Beverly and the late Gary, and have two grandchildren, Charlotte and Victoria.

Terry and Doreen, who both worked at Rolls-Royce, have enjoyed many happy years together at home and travelling the world on cruises, taking in the Caribbean, North Africa and Mediterranean Europe.

Doreen said: “We’ve known each other from a young age and grew up together. We have always done things together, talked things through, and helped each other.”

Terry (82) added: “It’s a matter of looking after one another through sickness and health, like the vows.”