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Diamond wedding anniversary celebration for Manley couple

Brenda and Bernard Collins enjoy 60 years of marriage

A Manley couple have celebrated their diamond wedding with family.

Brenda and Bernard Collins were married on March 31, 1956 and hosted a special family celebration on Brenda’s 84th birthday, Saturday, March 26, at their home.

Nineteen members of their immediate family joined them including their two daughters, two son-in-laws, eight grandchildren plus four partners and three great grandchildren.

The couple’s two daughters, Linda and Janet, and their families thanked them for the outstanding family celebration offering congratulations to them both.

They said: “Brenda and Bernard’s wedding album may have faded but clearly the memories and the laughter have not!”

Both originated from London and were married at St John’s Church, Hackney.

Two years later Brenda left the fashion designing company Susan Small to start a family.

The couple moved to the North West in 1964 when Bernard was transferred to Fords in Halewood.

Their tip for a long and happy marriage is being there for each other.

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