BRIDGWATER NEWS: Platinum couple Doris and Bert celebrate 70 years of marriage
WHEN Bridgwater couple Doris and Bert Gannicott enjoyed their wedding day on August 16, 1947, Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister, Charlton Athletic were the FA Cup holders and King George VI was still on the throne.
Seventy years on and Doris and Bert celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary on Wednesday (August 16, 2017) as they looked back on a whopping seven decades of marriage.
To put it into perspective this special couple were married in the same month as British motor racing driver James Hunt, award-winning playwright Willy Russell and American actress Barbara Bach were all born.
Bert, now 93, and Doris, 90, met at the end of the Second World War, romance blossomed and they were married at St Mary’s Church in Bridgwater.
They have lived in the same house in Kidsbury Road in Bridgwater ever since they were married and they went on to have two sons and have now got six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Bridgwater, Cllr Graham Granter and his wife Kay, went along to meet the happy couple and their family to join in with the 70th wedding anniversary celebrations.
And Bridgwater Press photographer Jeff Searle also popped along to join the party and to take some pictures.
PHOTOS - TOP AND BOTTOM: The happy couple, Bert and Doris Gannicott, with family and friends and special visitors the Mayor and Mayoress of Bridgwater, Cllr Graham Granter and his wife Kay.
PHOTOS: Taken by Jeff Searle, of Bridgwater Press.