A couple who met when one of them fell over the other’s foot and into love are celebrating their golden wedding today (Friday).
Glenys and Trevor Eldred have lived in the same house on Maltings Lane, Gonerby Hill Foot for the whole of their married lives, but it was when they were both children growing up in Sidney Street that they first encountered one-another.
Glenys, 69, said: “I met Trevor when I was 11 and walking to the cornership to get a loaf of bread for my mother. He put his foot out to trip me up, and I always say that I literally fell in love.”
The pair soon became inseparable and are happy to prove Glenys’ mother’s annoucement ‘it will never last’ wrong by marking 50 years of marriage with a family meal.
As fate would have it on the big day at St. Wulfram’s Church it was Trevor’s turn to fall for his wife, as the 73-year-old remembers: “I kept tripping up on Glenys’ dress.”
They returned to the church on their ruby wedding anniversary in order to renew their vows.
“Trevor had never had a wedding ring because we couldn’t afford it at the time, and he couldn’t wear it with his job, so for our ruby wedding he got one and we renewed our vows to have it blessed,” explained Glenys.
Trevor used to work at the North Road tyre service and then at Vacu-lug, while Glenys is a well-known face in Grantham from working behind the counter at the National Provincial Bank which later became Natwest.
The Eldreds have two sons Peter and Paul, four grandchildren Sophie, Robert, Lucy and Alex, and three step-grandchildren.