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Monday, 1 December 2003
Page: 23291


Mr MOSSFIELD (1:57 PM) —All members of this House will have received requests for congratulatory messages for 50th or 60th wedding anniversaries. They are always significant milestones to celebrate. But I would like to take this opportunity to acquaint the House with Harold and Hilda Hargreaves of Quakers Hill, who recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. That is right—the Hargreaves have been together for three-quarters of the century. That is quite an achievement.

Harold Hargreaves and Hilda Whitworth were married on 3 November 1928 at St Luke's Church in Lancashire in England and they are still together in Quakers Hill today. Harold is a sprightly 96-year-old and his child bride is now 93 years young. The couple have two children, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. They migrated to Australia in October 1970 to be reunited with their family. I would like to record my congratulations to the Hargreaves on achieving this remarkable milestone and I wish both Harold and Hilda all the very best for the future. They say that the first 75 years are the hardest in any marriage, so it should all be plain sailing from now on.