Diamond anniversary for Bridgemont couple

Diamond wedding, Derek and Barbara Waterhouse, Bridgemont
Diamond wedding, Derek and Barbara Waterhouse, Bridgemont

CELEBRATING their diamond wedding anniversary with family and friends, at their favourite hotel in Blackpool, are Bridgemont couple Derek and Barbara Waterhouse.

Over the years they travelled extensively abroad but more recently trips to Blackpool, every few months.

To mark the anniversary family are travelling from France and Spain to join the celebrations.

The couple, who have five children, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren, married at Disley Church on September 22, 1951.

Before he retired Derek was a Relief Signalman on the railways. He also served in the army in Palestine and Egypt.

Barbara was in service when she left school and worked at various factories and shops in the local area.

The couple lived in Disley and New Mills before moving back to Bridgemont, where Derek was born.