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Neil and Irene Cook celebrate their golden wedding

Neil and Irene Cook celebrate their golden wedding - Credit: Archant

Irene Cook met her husband Neil on the Bluebell bus which used to run from March to Manea when she was a 15 year old school girl and he was a 16 year old apprentice carpenter.

Neil and Irene Cook celebrate their golden wedding

Neil and Irene Cook celebrate their golden wedding - Credit: Archant

The pair married at Manea Methodist Chapel in 1967 and lived in the village until 2000 when they moved to Stonea.

Mrs Cook was the Manea Parish Council clerk for 28 years and sat on the village school governing body for 29 years while also working in the school office until 2011.

Mr Cook worked at EH Morris Stonea Ltd and became their farm manager for most of his working career.

The pair had two children Jason and Ian and have three grandchildren Chloe, Nathaniel and Abigal.


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They celebrated with an afternoon tea at Classics restaurant in Manea and another get together for family and friends.

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