Broughton couple celebrate 60 years of marriage

Margaret and Peter Bridgman
Margaret and Peter Bridgman

Margaret and Peter Bridgman, of Broughton, are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary today with a letter of congratulations from the Queen.

They were married at Kettering Register Office on September 29, 1956.

With Peter being a Broughton boy from birth he went to Kettering Grammar School.

After leaving he was conscripted into national service, and joined the Royal Air Force.

He spent time in El Firdan, Egypt, alongside his brother Tony.

On his return Peter and Margaret met on a coach trip to see Louis Armstrong, and again at the Odeon Cinema in Kettering.

Very soon after marrying they moved to Broughton, having two sons: Tony and Andrew, and are now proud to be grandparents to two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Peter many years ago was player-manager of Broughton Old Boys football club, and is a keen golfer.

He worked at the Evening Telegraph for 50 years, as a linotype operator and maintenance engineer and later as editorial copy manager.

Margaret Bridgman (nee Read) went to Kettering Parish Church School, and has since served the Broughton folk as a school dinner lady, hairdresser, expert cake maker and decorator, and now plays an active role with the Women’s Institute.

She recently won Best In Show at the Broughton Show for her beautiful handiwork.