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Diamond couple found love on the terraces
2:00pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in News
A HUSBAND and wife who used to spend dates on the terraces of Wilderspool are celebrating 60 years of marriage.
Cynthia and Jock Maguire enjoyed their diamond wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day with a party at the Green Park Care Home on Southwold Crescent in Great Sankey.
They were joined by Warrington Wolves’ Gareth O’Brien and mascot Wolfie.
Life-long fan Jock, aged 84, of Marina Avenue, Great Sankey, said: “After we met I took her with me to watch the rugby matches.
“Her first game was against St Helens and there must have been about 30,000 there.
“Then for 45 years we never missed a game, home or away.”
Jock and Cynthia met at St Joseph’s Catholic Club in Penketh where they went dancing.
They got married on February 14, 1953 at St Joseph’s Church in Great Sankey before going on honeymoon to Wales.
Cynthia, who worked at Broadbents on Bridge Street, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease four years ago.
She can no longer attend matches, but Jock still has a season ticket.
He rates Parry Gordon and Dave Chisnall as the best players he has seen, with Lee Briers favourite in the current squad.
Lee attended Jock and Cynthia’s golden wedding anniversary in 1993.
Jock, who had a major heart operation three years ago, said: “I first went as a 14-year-old boy.
“It was an American fella who said I’ll take you to a ball game and we went to Wilderspool.
“I thought it would be a baseball game but it was rugby.
“My first game was Warrington and Rochdale and I think Brian Bevan scored seven tries.
“Then I started going with Cynthia.
“I never thought we would have 60 years together “We have got by being together, how we are with each other and doing everything together.”