Golden anniversary for sporty couple

Alistair and Wendy Passey had a garden party to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary
Alistair and Wendy Passey had a garden party to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary
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A SPORTY couple from Bury St Edmunds celebrated their golden wedding at the weekend.

Alistair and Wendy Passey hosted a big garden party on Sunday with friends and family to toast 50 happy years of marriage.

The couple met at a party Alistair’s parents had set up for his 21st birthday – Wendy was one of the guests.

Alistair, 74, and Wendy, 76, married on August 19 1961 and now have two grown up children and two teenage grandchildren.

Alistair said: “Love and understanding are very important to a long and happy marriage. We are also lucky that we have a lot of common interests – we both love our sports.

“We used to play a lot of tennis, squash and badminton with each other. We have now both got into bowls and love playing that together, too.”