A Diamond celebration

Neville and Audrey Taylor who are celebrating their Diamond Wedding.
Neville and Audrey Taylor who are celebrating their Diamond Wedding.

A couple who met on a blind date are celebrating sixty years of marriage.

Diamond couple Audrey and Neville Taylor spent the night dancing at the tower ballroom and were soon smitten with each other .

Four years later, in 1953, the couple were married at Galgate Parish Church.

Neville, who was born in Rochdale, moved to Morecambe when he was five -years-old.

He attended Lancaster Road School and then the Lancaster Royal Grammar School.

After leaving school at 16, he went to work for his father.

As part of his National Service in World War Two, he served for two years in the Airborne Division.

When he came out of the army, he went to work for his father on Bridge Road in the milk delivery business.

The business was eventually sold to the Milk Marketing Board and Neville, who was living on Hyde Road in Torrisholme with Audrey, went to work for Palatine Dairies and then Silcocks Animal Feed company.

The couple then got a small holding in Arkholme.

They bought a chip shop in Torrisholme and moved from Arkholme to Mount Avenue in Bare.

Eventually they moved to St Christopher’s Way in Bare and have now lived there for 32 years.

Audrey and Neville have four children, Martin, Russell, Carolyn and Christine and eight grandchildren.

Throughout their marriage they have enjoyed caravanning and after buying a caravan, have travelled to New Zealand, South Africa and the continent.

The couple both did bowling and Neville was a Rotarian for 40 years.

Neville, 83, was the founder member of the Morecambe Round Table.

Audrey, 81, was a member of the Inner Wheel and also enjoys flower arranging.

As for the secret to a happy marriage, Audrey said: “It’s give and take and sometimes you have to bite your tongue! We get on well together and don’t argue much. We have a very loving family which is very important.”

Audrey and Neville enjoyed a party for friends and relatives to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary.