Couple celebrate 60 years of marraige

Diamond wedding couple Olive and John Haworth. (s)
Diamond wedding couple Olive and John Haworth. (s)
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Whalley couple Olive and John Haworth hosted a diamond wedding celebration to honour their 60th year of marriage at Gibbon Bridge in Chipping.

Despite first meeting at a dance in Accrington when John was 18 and Olive was 16, it took five years for John to persuade Olive that he was Mr Right and they were married on September 1st 1955 at the methodist church in Rishton.

The reception followed at the Stirk House Hotel, Gisburn, and by 3-30 pm they were on their way up to the Lakes for their honeymoon, then to Scotland where they accidentally trespassed onto some private land and literally bumped into the HM The Queen!

Olive was born in Rishton and taught shorthand and typing at Blackburn Technical college. John established Haworth’s Chartered Accountants in Accrington until retiring at the age of 62.

They were both members of Blackburn Golf Club for many years and while Olive enjoyed playing bridge, John enjoyed amateur dramatics and was always involved in fundraising for various charities through Round Table.

Since retiring, they have travelled extensively to many corners of the globe.

They have three children and six grandchildren most of whom were able attend the celebration on Sunday.

Diamond wedding couple Olive and John Haworth. (s)