Couple who found romance on trips to theatre celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

IT was weekly bus trips to watch the latest films at The Embassy Theatre in Peterborough that led to romance for teenagers Leslie and Dorothy Cumbridge. Mrs Cumbridge said: I used to love the romances but Leslie liked the cowboys. The couple celebrated

IT was weekly bus trips to watch the latest films at The Embassy Theatre in Peterborough that led to romance for teenagers Leslie and Dorothy Cumbridge.

Mrs Cumbridge said: "I used to love the romances but Leslie liked the cowboys." The couple celebrated their diamond wedding last Thursday.

Both youngsters from farming families, Leslie lived at Ramsey Mereside and Dorothy at Floods Ferry.

Mrs Cumbridge said: "There was a bus trip every Tuesday to The Embassy. We didn't know each other but it always seemed as if our seats were together when we got there."


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As the couple got to know each other Leslie was a frequent visitor to Dorothy's family home which was then at Hobbs Lott.

Mrs Cumbridge said: "My younger sister Gwen was getting married and my mum said we might as well make it a double wedding and that was what happened."

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The two couples were married at Guyhirn Methodist Chapel on October 1 1949. Mrs Cumbridge believes it was the first and only double wedding at the chapel which no longer exists.

They were married on a Saturday and went back to working on the land on the Monday. Mrs Cumbridge later worked at David Johnson's factory.

The couple have two sons, Raymond and Phillip, and a daughter Pat, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Mrs Cumbridge, 80, enjoys knitting for family and friends, and Mr Cumbridge, 81, is a keen gardener.

The couple celebrated their big day with family at their home in Wisbech Road, March, and then enjoyed a special weekend meal.

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