A COUPLE from Ballabeg celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a knees up at the Manx Legion club recently.
Alma and Dave Parry who were married in Liverpool 50 years ago invited 150 friends and family to share their celebration.
Mrs Parry said: ‘There were a lot of people who over the years have done something for us so it was a little thank you for some of them.
‘We invited the team from the Ballasalla medical centre there who have been very good to my husband over the years.’
The couple got married in Liverpool but have lived in the island for 30 years.
‘My mum and dad came over here first and then when dad died we came over to join the rest of the family,’ Mrs Parry said.
The couple are both retired now but Mr Parry is a retired PSV inspector who worked on the island’s buses and Mrs Parry was a desk top publishing manager with the government.
For their wedding anniversary entertainment, they decided to put their experience at organising and running dances to good use.
‘We run dances so we decided to do it there. We had line, sequence... there was something for everyone,’ said Mrs Parry.
‘Since the evening we’ve had lots and lots of thank you notes from everyone who was there saying how much they enjoyed it all.
‘So now we are all looking forward to celebrating our 60th wedding anniversary and we hope then our 70th.’
The couple, who are both 71 and live at Friary Park had their bash at the Douglas Legion.
They married at Garston in 1962.