Louth couple put 60 years of marriage down to a happy family

Peggy and Peter Dring of Louth with their card from the Queen congratulating them on 60 years of happy marriage.
Peggy and Peter Dring of Louth with their card from the Queen congratulating them on 60 years of happy marriage.
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A LOUTH couple are looking back fondly over 60 happy years of marriage after celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary.

Peggy and Peter Dring were married way back in August 1962 after meeting by chance at Louth County Hospital, where Peggy was a cadet nurse.

Peter, a former joiner, was in for physio, and after finding out how well they got on, they were married shortly after and celebrated their special day on Thursday, August 23.

Peggy, who at 77 is three years younger than her husband, said she has no regrets at getting married so young.

The happy couple have three children, four grandchildren, two step grandsons, four great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.

Peggy revealed the secrets of their success: “We have little tiffs but never fall out, we’re still very happy. Having a large family living nearby has kept everyone together.

“Peter enjoys puzzles, watching television and until recently we both loved to walk and I enjoy gardening and reading. But most of all we love spending time with our family.”

The couple celebrated with a family party at their daughter Sharon’s house, and even received a card from the Queen herself.