Biggin couple celebrate 60 years of marriage

Biggin’s Tony and Thelma Pegg have certainly put in the extra miles during their 60 years of marriage.

Wednesday, 6th August 2014, 8:00 pm
Diamond wedding couple Tony and Thelma Pegg of Biggin

The doting couple married 60 years ago last Thursday in Davenham, Northwich, after first meeting at a dance.

But it was a love affair of a different kind which brought the well-travelled pair to Biggin 14 years ago.

“We used to walk through here when we visited Derbyshire and we just fell in love with the place,” said Thelma, 79.

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The couple have three daughters, Stella, Rosemarie and Sally, along with seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A WI member, Thelma also attends St Thomas’ Church with her husband, who is a regular bingo caller at the village hall.

Tony, 82, enjoys restoring motorbikes, and three years ago, supported by his wife, he completed a sponsored ride to John O’Groats and back on a vintage 1962 Triumph T38 in aid of the charity Children with Cancer.

To mark their Diamond Wedding anniversary, the couple, of Drury Lane, hosted a party at the weekend for friends and family.

Thelma added: “It’s been an eventful life, but a very happy one.”