It was a family occasion in more ways than one when Jimmy Cricket and his wife May celebrated their ruby wedding anniversary recently.
They got married at St Joseph’s Catholic church in Bury on 25 September 1974 (photo right) and, 40 years and three days later, they renewed their vows at St Mary’s, Sabden in East Lancashire (below left).
And the priest who took the Sabden service was none other than the couple’s younger son, Fr Frankie Mulgrew.
Close family (above) attended the service, which was followed by a special celebratory dinner at the nearby Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley in the Ribble Valley.
Joining both Jimmy and May for their special day of celebrations were all four of their children: Dale, Frankie, Jamie and Katie.
Also present were daughter-in-law, Philippa, and son-in-law, Lee.
Jimmy and May’s grandchildren made their presence known during the day as both Tristan and Lorelai participated in this joyous occasion.