High Peak couple treated to a day at Bakewell Show to mark 60 years of marriage

Maureen and David Mickleburgh were treated to a VIP day at Bakewell show to celebrate 60 years of marriage
Maureen and David Mickleburgh were treated to a VIP day at Bakewell show to celebrate 60 years of marriage

A couple who honeymooned at Bakewell Show have returned 60 years later - and were given the VIP treatment to mark their special day.

David and Maureen Mickleburgh were treated to the celebratory day after The Advertiser contacted the show.

The couple did not have a proper honeymoon but saved up and went just for the day to the event in 1966.

Maureen, 78, of Knowles Crescent in Fairfield, said: “I didn’t expect anything so this was such a wonderful surprise.

“I felt like I was someone famous - we were really spoilt.”
The couple who met in October 1955 were treated to free tickets, a three-course lunch, wine and a guided tour around the showground.

Maureen said: “We have never been back and the fact that we went on our anniversary made it really special.

“So much has changed since we went all those years ago. There was only three or four stalls then but there was so much to see this time, all the different food stalls, a fair for the children. It was great.”

The loved-up couple have received a letter form the Queen and MP Andrew Bingham congratulating them on 60 years of marriage.

They had a family meal at the Ashford Arms in Ashford-in-the-Water to mark the occasion and 30 people turned up. Instead of presents they asked for money and made a £250 donation to Blythe House Hospice.

Maureen gave her thanks to Bakewell Show and added: “We have had the best anniversary and we will never forget it.”