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Sixty years of wedded bliss for diamond Droylsden duo
Tuesday 28th August 2018 @ 12:00 by Tom Greggan
Droylsden News Tameside

A diamond Droylsden duo celebrated 60 years of wedded bliss earlier this month.

Beryl and Eddie Lunt, fresh from a cruise around Spain and Portugal, celebrated the landmark occasion at home on Thursday 16th with their friends and family, who’d put in a lot of effort to make the couple’s day extra special.

It all started for Beryl and Eddie in September 1957. Eddie had been demobbed from the army and had arranged to meet his friends at Belle Vue. But when they didn’t show up, little did they know they’d done Eddie the biggest favour!

It was in the Coronation Suite where Eddie met Beryl. They shared a dance before he took her home on the 53 bus!

The couple were married at 9.30am on a sunny Saturday, August 16th 1958 at the All Saints registry office in Manchester. They celebrated afterwards by going for a Chinese meal with Eddie’s brother and Beryl’s sister, and the honeymoon was a three days at a caravan in Rhyl, before the money ran out and they had to come back home.

Eddie struggled to settle into a job when he left the army. He ended up working for the Post Office and even ended up managing the branch at Audenshaw. Beryl was a post lady and Eddie was her boss for a while… until they got home, that is!

The pair raised six children together before moving to Droylsden in 1999. They have 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Eddie, 81, likes his fishing trips once a week while Beryl, 79, enjoys days out with her daughter and sewing.

Speaking about the secret to sixty years of marriage, Eddie and Beryl said: “You’ve got to trust one another and be up front with each other. You have your ups and downs but our kids have kept us on our toes. They’ve been wonderful and have never brought any trouble to our door. They’ve all done well in their lives and we’re so proud of them all.”

“We want to thank our wonderful family, friends and neighbours for celebrating with us and for all their cards and good wishes,” they added.