Gordon and Jean Step Out on Life’s Journey Together.
Friday 25th April 2014 @ 08:30 by Anna Fletcher

Gordon and Jean

Gordon and Jean Smethurst from Dukinfield are celebrating 60 years together after reaching their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

The couple and their entire family came together for a party at Dukinfield Golf Club to celebrate, although it was a complete surprise for the two.

Gordon, 83, and Jean, 79, have four daughters who organised the party for them as a surprise.

They even received an invite to their own party which they described as a lovely surprise.
Gordon had just turned 19 when he first met Jean who was then 15.

Jean was working at a fashion shoe shop when one of her friends and work colleagues told Gordon she wanted a date with him.

Gordon said: “I said ‘Ok next Tuesday, 7.30pm at Henry Moon’s and that was it.”
Jean says if it had not been for the woman she worked with, she may well never have go together with her husband of 60 years.

After all these years, the two are still incredibly happy, laughing and joking with each other and their family on the day of their anniversary.

To read more about Gordon and Jean see this week’s (24th April) Tameside Reporter.