Diamond celebrations

Margarete and Eric Aspey from Leigh, celebrate their Diamond wedding anniversary.
Margarete and Eric Aspey from Leigh, celebrate their Diamond wedding anniversary.

A Leigh couple are celebrating their Diamond Wedding anniversary.

Margarete and Eric Aspey have been married for 60 years although they first met three years before their wedding.

Margarete, 79, met Eric, 82, at Abbey Lakes dance hall, in Orrell, in 1949 and they married three years later at St John’s Church, in Pemberton.

They moved to Westleigh in 1970 and have three sons, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Margarete said: “We have a perfect family. We have had our ups and downs like everyone else, but we have always been there for one another.”