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59th Wedding Anniversary

At the 6 p.m. Vigil Mass, 7th June 2003 - a couple were invited to the altar 55 years after their wedding - to receive a special Blessing from Father Peter. The congregation gave them a round of applause.

They are Mr Joseph and Mrs Daphne Holmes. Daphne was born in Tower Street and worshipped at the old church in South Street . Joe hails from Liverpool but has lived here ever since. They celebrated with a family party.

In 2007 came more cause for celebration, when Daphne and Joe received a special blessing from Fr Royston in celebration of their 59th wedding anniversary.

Sadly Joe died when aged 86 and Daphne followed him on 11th January 2011 RIP