Bolton-le-Sands couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

Ken and Eileen Kidd - who ran shops in the Lancaster and Morecambe area during the '70s and '80s - celebrated 60 years of marriage on December 27.

By Nick Lakin
Thursday, 24th December 2020, 8:44 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th December 2020, 9:24 am
Eileen and Ken Kidd celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary on December 27.
Eileen and Ken Kidd celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary on December 27.

The couple, who have lived in Bolton-le-Sands for 35 years, met at a dance on Central Pier in Morecambe, and were married on December 27, 1960, at Cross Hill Congregational Church in Torrisholme Road.

Ken, 85, joined the RAF police in 1954 as part of his two year National Service, then went on to become a police officer serving Morecambe in 1956, later joining Cumberland and Westmorland Police.

Eileen, 84, trained as a nurse at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

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Ken and Eileen Kidd on their wedding day.

Later they both took over Slyne Newsagents and ran the shop between 1969 – 1975, before running the Battery Post Office in Heysham for 10 years between 1976 and 1986.

Ken then worked as a driver and Eileen worked as sub post mistress at the Moor hospital.

The couple have three children - Kenneth (Kennie), Joanne, and Jonathan - six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

They have been living in Rydal Road in Bolton-Le-Sands for 35 years and are enjoying their retirement.