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Celebration party at St. Martin's Church Hall, Ashton-on-Mersey
9:00am Wednesday 11th April 2012 in Sale
A SALE COUPLE who met at a youth club celebrate a glittering wedding annniversary this month.
Don and Pat Acramanhave lived in Boxgrove Road for 32 years, attended St. Martin’s Church, Ashton-on-Mersey, for 50 years and been married for 60 years.
They are celebrating their diamond wedding with a party for family and friends at St. Martin's Church Hall on April 14th, their actual anniversary.
As well as their three daughters and their husbands, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, people who attended the wedding will be there.
David Battman, their best man, Nora Snelson (nee Wilson), the chief bridesmaid and bridesmaids Barbara, Pat’s sister, and Sheila, Don’s sister, will also be going.
The couple met at St. Andrew’s Youth Club,Timperley when Pat was 19 and Don, 20.
Both worked for Shell, though at different times. Pat was employed as a ledger machine operator in Manchester, leaving aged 23, to get married.
She attended the interview when she was just 14 with her mother and six-months-old baby sister.
Don spent the past 13 years of his working life at Shell in Carrington. Before that he was employed by a textile engineering firm in Bolton.
After retiring, he attended a horology course and set up a clock repairing business with a colleague.
Although they subsequently moved four times, they loved their first home at Washway Farm on the site of Trafford College “There was no electricity, only one tap and no bathroom,” said Pat.
“There have never been any problems between us,” she said.
Don said: “It’s not been hard. We’ve had rows and made up. We’ve both been in hospital which has, if anything, strengthened our relationship.”
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