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Gamble Golden Wedding - 1976

Loughborough Monitor - 18th June 1976

Everything in the garden's lovely for Quorn golden couple

For a Quorn couple who celebrated their golden wedding on Saturday, everything in the garden's lovely - literally!

Mr Thomas Gamble has always been a keen gardener, and keeps the large piece of ground at the back of their house, 9 Wood Lane, in excellent shape. But recently as he has found it hard work to grow produce on the whole of it, he has flattened half and put grass seed down to make a practice green for this wife Dorothy, who is a keep bowls player.

"I have always believed in making life as pleasant as possible for my wife, and she can now have a few friends in to play", said Mr Gamble, who has always kept active and looks very much younger than his 81 years. Mr Gamble was born at Quorn and his wife (nee Marriott) at Barrow-on-Soar. They were married on June 12th, 1926, at Barrow Wesleyan Chapel. They have no children. Mr Gamble worked for over 40 years at M Wright and Sons, Quorn Mills, where he was in charge of the wages department. In World War 1 he served with the 1st/5th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regt (TA) and was wounded at Ypres.

He was a keen sportsman in his younger days. He played cricket for Quorn, for whom he was outstanding as a bowler. He also played football for Quorn Excelsior, and liked tennis and shooting. As a billiard player, he won tournaments at Quorn Conservative Club.

"I have led a full life!" he remarked.

Mrs Gamble, who is aged 73, has been secretary of the ladies' section of Quorn Mills Park Bowls Club for 24 years and still plays. The couple are not quite so keen on Quorn these days because there are less open spaces than there used to be - "although they have got to build somewhere".

They celebrated their big day on Saturday by holding a small family luncheon at the Bull's Head Hotel, Quorn.

 Submitted on: 2011-01-05
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1139
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=1139
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