104-year-old mum witnesses marriage of 71-year-old daughter

06 Oct 2011

104-year-old mum witnesses marriage of 71-year-old daughter

BURWELL resident Rose Martin celebrated her 104th birthday on Monday, the same day her daughter was married.

Diana Turton, 71, tied the knot with Dennis Coleman, 67, at Ely Registry Office before the couple headed to a blessing at the nursing home where Rose lives.

“It’s very important to me that mum’s there,” said Ms Turton, who has travelled from her home on the Maltese island of Gozo.

“She’s quite an inspirational woman. She still quotes Tennyson - her favourite poet - so her memory is very good!

Mrs Martin worked as a copy-holder for the Ely Standard’s sister title, The Cambs Times, and was editor of the March High School Old Girls’ Magazine for 15 years.

The blessing will take place at Ness Court in Burwell where Mrs Martin, who lived most of her life in March, now lives.

Ms Turton said: “We were going to get married next year and then we thought it would be so nice to involve mum.

“I was quite happy to have a quiet wedding in Malta but when my husband suggested it I agreed it would be amazing.”

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