In step for 60 years

Don and Margaret Drabble of Eltham are looking back _ looking back to meeting at a dance in the Latimer Hall in Christchurch  at Easter, 1950, and then their wedding 60 years ago in Eltham's All Saints church.
Don used to travel to Christchurch from Eltham each year to visit family, and while attending one of the big, popular dances in the Latimer Square Hall, he spied Margaret.
They danced, they later wrote, and a year later Margaret, who worked as a milliner, came up to Eltham and they were married.
In 1956 they built a house on Graham St, where they still live today.
 Don and Margaret carried on dancing together, and fondly remember the big dances and cabarets around the town, especially in the Eltham Town Hall.
The couple set up and ran Eltham Electrical Services, with Don doing the mostly commercial electrical work and Margaret managing their shop on High St.
The shop later moved to Bridge St and they ran the business until they retired in 1980.
Margaret was a keen embroiderer and a member of the Central Taranaki Embroiderers Guild.
Over the past 30 years they have been very involved in many activities around the town.
 Don still keeps busy with Eltham Historical Society, Eltham Savage Club and Eltham Lions Club events and projects.
The Drabbles have four children, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

- Stratford Press

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