Diamond couple celebrate milestone

Peter and Hilda Wilkins

Peter and Hilda Wilkins

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A Ripley couple who met while working together at a company that made men’s socks are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary today.

Peter Wilkins, 84, was born in Belper and Hilda, 80, nee Clarke, who was born in Ripley, met while they were both working at Flanders, on Days Lane, in Belper.

They were married on March 27, 1954, at Belper Registry Office. Their granddaughter Katy said: “In later years, Peter worked as a foreman at Adshead & Ratcliffe in Belper. Hilda continued to work for Flanders from home whilst looking after their two daughters, Lesley and Lorraine.”


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