Louth couple celebrate their Emerald wedding anniversary

Barbara and Malcolm Brown from Louth recently celebrated their Emerald Wedding Anniversary, 55 years together. EMN-141222-101633001
Barbara and Malcolm Brown from Louth recently celebrated their Emerald Wedding Anniversary, 55 years together. EMN-141222-101633001

A Louth couple celebrated a magnificent milestone at the weekend after marking their Emerald Anniversary, representing 55 years of marriage together.

Barbara and Malcolm Brown, both 78 years old, have both lived in the Louth area for their whole lives, and first met when they were 
teenagers at Monks’ Dyke School.

They reunited a few years later at an engagement party when they were 21 years old, and got engaged 
shortly after.

The couple married at the Holy Trinity Church 
on December 19, 1959, and they went on to have 
three children - Debs, Nicky and Heidi - and six grandchildren and two great granchildren.

Barbara and Malcolm were treated to a surprise party with their family on Saturday, 
where their children also revealed that they had teamed up to buy them a trip to the 
Emerald Isle itself - Ireland.

When asked the secret behind a long and happy marriage, Barbara replied: “Compassion and family”.