Shop pair John and Dora mark 60-year marriage

GOING STRONG: Dora and John Pilling with their dog Zak who are celebrating their diamond wedding (S)

GOING STRONG: Dora and John Pilling with their dog Zak who are celebrating their diamond wedding (S)

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Former licensees and shop owners John and Dora Pilling are celebrating their diamond wedding.

Mr and Mrs Pilling, of Dryden Street, Padiham, kept the Barracks Tavern, known as the “Museum” when they moved to the area from Haslingden, and introduced customers to the new fashion of pub grub - chicken in a basket.

The couple met after Mrs Pilling was widowed. She had married in 1946 but her husband died a year later, before the birth of her son, Norman.

 

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