Couple return to reception venue for 60th wedding anniversary

Couple return to reception venue for 60th wedding anniversary

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James Preston

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Couple return to reception venue for 60th wedding anniversary

A happy couple from High Street in Hurley will return to the site of their wedding reception tomorrow as they celebrate 60 years of marriage.

Peter and Margaret Jackson will enjoy a special evening with close family at the Bird in Hand pub in Bath Road, where they headed after tying the knot in a ceremony at the old registry office in St Mark's Road, Maidenhead, on February 28, 1953.

Peter and Margaret first met in Maidenhead through a mutual friend who ran into Peter as she left the cinema with Margaret and introduced the pair.

"We chatted and he said he'd walk me home and the next week he invited me to meet his parents," said Margaret.

"We started to talk and went on from there. We decided to meet up and that's just how it started," added Peter.

Within 18 months, the pair were married and have 'worked together' ever since, with Peter, 81, joking the secret to a happy marriage is to 'do as I'm told'.

Margaret, 79, said: "We have had our ups and downs but we try to make sure we never go to sleep on an argument."

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