Love blossomed on reluctant blind date
Last updated at 14:36, Friday, 25 May 2012
AN Ulverston couple who met on a blind date have celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Despite growing up in the same neighbourhood Barbara Postlethwaite didn’t meet her future husband Wallace Chadwick until they were young adults.
She explained: “My husband lived in Tank Square and I lived in Lightburn Road, just round the corner, and we didn’t know each other until we were introduced on a blind date.
“I didn’t want to go, but I’m glad I did.”
Mr Chadwick worked at Glaxo, where he remained until his retirement, while Mrs Chadwick worked as a nursing auxiliary in Ulverston Hospital and nursed her husband through periods of ill health when he suffered heart problems. “When he got better we were told to walk a lot, so we walked three to five miles a day,” she said.
The couple also enjoyed visiting antique shops and Mr Chadwick was a founder member of the Ulverston Round Table.
They raised a son and two daughters and have three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs Chadwick described her and her husband as “home birds”, and added: “I’ve got a super husband and I’ve just been very, very lucky.”
The couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary on March 22.
First published at 13:12, Friday, 25 May 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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