LAST week saw the celebration of yet another Golden Wedding Anniversary from the ever-expanding membership of U3A Moraira-Teulada.
This time, the golden couple were the Vice President and his wife, David and Eileen Haxon.
David and Eileen started dating when they were both aged 21. Though they had lived in the same street in Blyth, Northumberland, their paths had never crossed.
David worked in his family’s business and Eileen had just qualified as a Home Economics teacher.
They married on July 19, 1967 and went on to have two children.
Both were involved with the local operatic society and the local dramatic group, playing leading roles and David even producing some of the plays himself.
During the 1980s the recession hit the local mining and shipyard community, forcing David’s family to shut up shop.
David then became an agent selling Spanish properties and was involved with agencies in the North of England, visiting Spain with clients.
Eventually, this resulted in David and Eileen moving to a villa south of Alicante in June 1989 before moving north to Moraira in 1994.
They joined the Moraira-Teulada U3A some 15 years later in 2009 and became active members, soon joining the committee.
Currently, Eileen is Speakers Liaison and David is Vice President.
They are also involved as Group Leaders, having taken over the Green Bowls Group and the popular Dining Out Group, which now boasts some 200 members.
Congratulations, David and Eileen!