A golden occasion

Golden Memories: Brian and Maureen Shakespeare of Matlock celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary.
Golden Memories: Brian and Maureen Shakespeare of Matlock celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary.

It’s been 50 years of wedded bliss for one Matlock couple.

Brian and Maureen Shakespeare, of Cavendish Road, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Friday, July 22.

50 years ago: Brian and Maureen Shakespeare on their wedding day in 1961

50 years ago: Brian and Maureen Shakespeare on their wedding day in 1961

Brian, 74, said: “We first met at a wedding when my uncle married Maureen’s auntie. I was seven and Maureen was five, I was pageboy and she was a bridesmaid.

“On Maureen’s 21st birthday I provided transport for this uncle and aunt to her party. We got on well and started courting, marrying 14 months later.”

Maureen, 72, said: “Marriage is all about give and take. We still get on very well, it’s been a lovely 50 years.”

Brian is a retired electrician and Maureen a retired music teacher. The couple have two grown up daughters, Sally, 44, and Emma, 40.

They enjoy going to car shows with their classic cars.