Congratulations and Thank you from BIC
When youngsters, Alan and Jenny were in the same class at St Peter’s primary school, and love blossomed in their teenage years when they joined the local Methodist Youth Club. After marrying in 1963, they moved from Budleigh to Exmouth and then, due to Alan’s work commitments, moved away from Devon before returning to Exmouth 8 years later with their children. Another 10 years on they returned to Budleigh Salterton, the place where they had grown up and first met.
On returning to Devon in 1972, Alan opened a greengrocers on Budleigh High Street called Tilburys, which he ran until he retired in 2004. Jen and Alan have both been active in various clubs and societies in Budleigh Salterton for many years, with Alan having been President of both the Budleigh Salterton Lions Club and Budleigh Salterton Chamber of Commerce.
Jen and Alan have three children, Mark, Sarah and Karen, and four grandchildren, Adam, Molly, Sam and Tom.
Alan is part of the volunteer team at the Budleigh Information Centre (BIC) and Jen and Alan asked for no presents for their anniversary, and instead suggested a donation to help support the information centre. £570 was raised and handed to the BIC, for which we Thank you both very much. The BIC is a self-funding and not for profit organisation that supports the local community and visitors to the town and this donation will help us so much.
Many congratulations on your 60 years of marriage, may you have many more happy and healthy years together.