Harold and Hilda Gulliver.
Appreciating one another's point of view is the recipe for a
happy marriage for Abthorpe couple, Harold and Hilda Gulliver,
pictured above, who recently celebrated their golden wedding
The couple have received 140 cards, and 80 friends and relatives
came to an open house on their anniversary on May 12 at their
Main Road home. Over 100 people, including their daughter, Elizabeth,
from California, attended a service of thanksgiving for the
couple who first met in 1928 at Helmdon Baptist Chapel.
Harold and Hilda were married at Woodend Baptist Church, and
lived in Helmdon, where Harold was a farmer, until they moved
to Abthorpe in 1968.
In 50 years of public service, Harold was a county councillor,
and parish councillor for Helmdon and Abthorpe, and a member
of the former Brackley District Council. He has always been
active in the Baptist church and served as President of Northants
Baptist Association, and as a preacher in his local church.
A keen sportsman, Harold played cricket and football for the
Helmdon teams, and is currently president of the football club.
He supports the county cricket team, and follows the Cobblers
Hilda's interests have centred on her home and church. She has
for many years been secretary of the Women's Meeting at Helmdon
Baptist Church, and the church organist.
They have four children, Geoffrey and Philip who run the family
farm, Hill Farm, Helmdon, Andrew, who teaches in Grimsby, and
Elizabeth, who teaches in California, and 11 grandchildren.
Mrs Gulliver said: "We have had 50 wonderful years together
based on mutual trust and respect, and we are hoping to have
Unknown source - circa May 12th 1936ish