An Ancaster couple are celebrating 60 years of marriage after first meeting at a works social in the early 1950s.
Phil and Myra Bacon met at Barford’s social club in Grantham. Myra was a keen dancer and Phil played darts.
The couple celebrated their anniversary yesterday (Thursday). They were married in St Wulfram’s Church and held their reception in the George Hotel.
While employed at Barford’s, Phil, 84, did his National Service and served in the Middle East with stints in Egypt and Jordan. He returned to Barford’s where he worked as a fitter before being made redundant in 1980. He later joined the electricity board at Alma Park, from where he retired.
Myra, 85, joined Barford’s at the age of 17 and later also worked for the electricity board at North House in North Parade. She also worked for a secretarial agency.
Soon after marrying they moved to Alma Park and later Elliot Close in Grantham. Six years ago they moved to Arne Close in Ancaster.
I’m the thinker, he’s the doer!Myra Bacon
The couple have two daughters, Diane and Lindsey, five grandchildren and six great-grandsons.
Phil and Myra have both enjoyed bowling over the years and Phil is now member of Sleaford Bowls Club. He and Myra sometimes travel around to games around the county with the club. Phil also played for Vacu-Lug and they have both played for clubs in Grantham. Myra enjoys reading and puzzles.
On their long marriage, Myra said: “I think we work well as a team. I am the thinker, he is the doer! We also have a good family and we depend on them a lot.”
The couple will celebrate their anniversary tomorrow (Saturday) at the Urban Hotel with a meal for 16 members of their family.