Couple celebrate Diamond Wedding anniversary

Ernie and Dorothy Brayshaw who are celebrating their diamond anniversary.
Ernie and Dorothy Brayshaw who are celebrating their diamond anniversary.

A couple who met when both were pupils at Balmoral Road Secondary School will be celebrating their Diamond Wedding anniversary.

Ernie and Dorothy Brayshaw (nee Whitehead) who are both Morecambe born and bred began their courtship during the 1940s after meeting at what is now Heysham High School.

Ernie and Dorothy spent many happy hours dancing at popular venues of the era, like the Tower Ballroom, Central Pier, the Floral Hall and the Winter Gardens.

They were married at St. Barnabas’ Church on Easter Saturday in the Coronation Year 1953 and spent their honeymoon in London enjoying all the sights and shows.

Ernie joined the Gas Board at the tender age of 14 and worked there all his life until retiring in 1987.

He also did national service in Elgin, Ripon, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Dorothy worked for many years at Creban, Westgate and was an accomplished seamstress.

They also ran a guest house in Morecambe in the 1960s.

Ernie was a keen footballer and played for local teams including Zion Baptist and Lansil.

He has been a member of the Gordon Club and is an honorary member of the Jubilee Club in Torrisholme.

They have enjoyed many holidays travelling in the UK, Europe and South Africa.

Ernie and Dorothy have three daughters, Colleen, Gail and Kerry, three grandsons, three granddaughters and one great granddaughter.

They will be celebrating their special day with a family get-together.