John and Peggy dressed as gnomes for a Cambridge enjoyable run within the 90s
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A proud daughter who grew up in Cambridge shares recollections of her mother and father as they have fun their seventieth wedding ceremony anniversary.
John and Peggy Sturman met in church, John was within the choir and winked at Peggy, she smiled again and on Monday, March 26 in 1951, they tied the knot.
In 1963 they moved from Huntingdon to Cambridge the place their daughter Sue and son Kim, attended Roger Ascham College.
Sue remembers their time in Cambridge being a busy one, Peggy taught preserve match and John labored as a plumber earlier than turning into an inspector for Cambridge Water Firm.
In 1967 Peggy and Sue began a not for revenue motion and dance faculty on the Arbury.
Sue recalled: “Mum felt dance must be accessible to all, no matter household circumstances.
“This was a really completely satisfied interval and all pupils no matter potential have been in a position to expertise showing on a ‘actual stage’ at The Mumford whereas fundraising for Charity.”
John supported the dance faculty, as a taxi driver, music organiser, prop maker and generally showing in comedian numbers with different mother and father and household.
Their rendition of ‘Gnomes of Arbury Property’ a musical quantity put collectively by Peggy and John, was stated to be a giant hit.
The pair additionally discovered the time and beloved to foster youngsters, finally adopting Melanie into their household.
In 1996 the couple retired to Suffolk, the place, true to kind, they didn’t embrace slippers and TV however joined in with numerous actions within the village together with nation dances, desk and quick tennis.
Peggy taught a preserve match class, assisted once more by John till they have been 90.
John and Peggy have been unable to play desk tennis through the pandemic however hope to renew as quickly as potential.
Sue added: “Their shared love of gardening ensures that their backyard is as pretty as ever. They’ve been a staff by unhappy and completely satisfied occasions.”
Messages of affection and congratulations have been shared on Sue’s Fb web page.
After talking with them on the cellphone, Sue stated: “They celebrated collectively at dwelling, however they’ll’t wait to be reunited with the household quickly. They have been additionally happy to obtain a card from the Queen.”
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