Wigan couple who met at the old Heinz factory celebrate 60 years together

A Wigan couple have toasted six decades together, after meeting at the town’s first Heinz plant.

John and Jackie Barlow marked the diamond anniversary with a family meal and a telegram from the Queen.

The great-grandparents, from Mayfield Road, Orrell, met when they both worked at the old Heinz factory in Standish and went on to marry at Mount Zion Church in Pemberton.

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Former environmental health inspector John, 85, and one-time lollipop lady Jackie also enjoyed an afternoon tea courtesy of their children.

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