Retired publicans celebrate their diamond wedding

Diamond Wedding couple Alfred and Olga Peacock.
Diamond Wedding couple Alfred and Olga Peacock.

RETIRED publicans celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a month of events.

Alfred and Olga Peacock, aged 79 and 77, were married on Thursday 13 September 1952 at the Holy Trinity Church, Wakefield.

To start their diamond celebrations the couple enjoyed a long weekend at Crathorne Hall in Yarm, followed by a family meal on Saturday 22 September, and will top it all off with a holiday in Menorca, Olga’s favourite holiday location.

The couple met at a youth club and share their love of ballroom dancing together.

Olga said: “We have always liked doing different things, we went skiing, travelling and doing a variety of things; we do everything together.”

Alfred was a miner at Walton colliery starting in 1948, but suffered an injury which led to him entering into a 30-year career as a publican with Olga.

They have a son, Mark, and daughter, Janice, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Before moving to Bridlington eight years ago, the couple lived in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, and had a caravan at Ulrome where they spent their summers.

They decided to sell the caravan and their home and move to Bridlington.