Wedding photo recreated - 50 years on

A COUPLE celebrating their golden wedding anniversary have recreated their wedding photograph 50 years on.The family of 69-year-old Janet and 82-year-old Charlie Buck, of Leiston, held a party for around 160 guests on Saturday.

A COUPLE celebrating their golden wedding anniversary have recreated their wedding photograph 50 years on.

The family of 69-year-old Janet and 82-year-old Charlie Buck, of Leiston, held a party for around 160 guests on Saturday.

And five decades after they walked out of Leiston's St Margaret's Church on March 30 as husband and wife to pose for photographs, they recreated the treasured memento of their special day.

Their three bridesmaids, Christine Woolnough, Yvonne Smith and Irene Cook , were all there and the best man, Brian Buck, gave his second speech to congratulate the couple.


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He remembered how they met while Mr Buck worked at the Leiston Co-Op bakery before the war broke out.

He said: “The Co-Op lived up to its name as it provided the meeting place for Janet and Charlie. She was attracted to this handsome man with dark wavy hair and good looks who worked in the bakery.

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“She would find any excuse to pop down to the bakery just to get a glimpse of him, using her liking for cream cakes as an excuse.

“He was equally impressed and, even if he was stoking the fires, there was always a cake of some description waiting for her.”

On Saturday, Mr and Mrs Buck were picked up in a horse and carriage and taken on an hour-long jaunt around the town, visiting their old courting places.

They were then taken to St Margaret's Football Club, a stone's throw away from St Margaret's Church, to be surprised by their guests.

“They had no idea what we had planned,” said Mrs Moore. “The main difference is that their children and 10 grandchildren were there this time.”

Mrs Buck's bouquet of red carnations was recreated - but this time there were 50 after her husband bought her one for every year of their marriage. There was also a “wedding cake” to celebrate the occasion.

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