Westleigh Anniversary – Congratulations to Mr and Mrs G Watts
Congratulations and best wishes to Mr and Mrs George Watts, of Lower Village, Westleigh, who quietly celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary – sixty years of married life. They were married in Barnstaple on February 14th 1885.
Before her marriage, Mrs Watts was Miss Elizabeth Ann Turner, of Westleigh. She has lived in the parish all her life. Mr Watts is a native of Fremington, and they have lived in Westleigh since they were married. Both are staunch supporters of the Methodist Church.
A platelayer by trade, Mr Watts worked on the railway for about thirty-five years. Mr Watts was a keen cricket enthusiast in his younger days.
Mr and Mrs Watts’ descendents extend into four generations – they had eleven children of whom eight survive, and now the family circle numbers 24 more – 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
The full Gazette article is dated 20 February 1945