THE ‘Star Chip Enterprise’ and music from way back when will take centre stage when Margaret and Brian Gopsill celebrate 60 happy years of marriage this Saturday (May 21).
The have-wheels-go-anywhere couple, who have travelled the world in their motorhome since retiring, will mark the occasion with friends and family at their Alcester home in Seggs Lane.
And grand daughter Jenny Goodhand revealed that their family had to carry out negotiations with Buckingham Palace to make sure they got their congratulatory message from the Queen in time for the party as their wedding anniversary is actually on May 26.
“It’s taken a bit of organising – we had to arrange for an early telegram from the Queen – and as Nan was born in a chip shop in the Black Country we thought the Star Chip Enterprise could be there for the party serving up fish suppers for all the guests,” she said.
Margaret, aged 79, who got married in a second hand dress, is a retired English teacher who taught at Arrow Vale High School while Brian, aged 87, worked for the water works company and NFU Mutual.
The couple have four children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Their motorhome travels have taken them as far afield as Iceland, Norway and Egypt but they’ll be back in Alcester for the big celebration on Saturday.