BEER and cake have been credited for helping one village couple reach a major milestone in life.
Gordon and Margaret Wells, of Chapel Lane, Sibsey, have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary – and believe the secret to their success lies in their families’ former businesses.
Gordon, now 75, was born in a family-owned bakers while Margaret’s family had a pub.
Margaret said: “Most people say marraige is give and take, but in our case it was beer and cake.”
The couple met at a dance at the Gliderdrome in Boston, and two years later were married at St Luke’s Church, Stickney, on May 22, 1961.
They held their reception at the Old Peacock and Royal, in Boston, which is now a Boots, and honeymooned in Wales.
They celebrated 50 years together with a weekend at the Lincoln Hotel, Eastgate, Lincoln, with family.
Margaret, 74, said: “It went very well and we met up with family there and had a meal in the evening and a good time.”
Gordon grew up in Sibsey, working at Wells Bakery, while Margaret was born in Doncaster and moved to Stickney’s Rising Sun pub.
They have two sons, Martin and Tim, and also three grandchildren, who they said they enjoy spending time with.
They also share an enjoyment of playing bowls, outside in Sibsey and indoors at the Boston Indoor Bowls Club, going for walks and gardening.