Couple reach platinum wedding milestone

Joan and Sydney Peddars who celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary
Joan and Sydney Peddars who celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary
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A couple in their nineties are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary this month.

Joan and Sydney Peddar, from Bury St Edmunds, reach the milestone on August 21.

Joan, born in 1920, and Sydney, born in 1922, met in 1936 at the West Suffolk County Grammar School.

Shortly after, they went on their first date in Abbey Gardens.

Their wedding took place at St Mary’s Church in Bury, but they were quickly separated as Sydney was posted to Africa during the war,

Joan and Sydney have been devoted to Risbygate Bowls and Tennis Club, and even reached Suffolk County status,

They are loving parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.