Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith met with Stanley and Beryl Callaghan of Glenbrook to congratulate them on their 70th wedding anniversary.
The couple met dancing in the streets of Penrith while celebrating the end of World War 2 on August 15, 1945.
When Stan was sent to Japan for 18 months, between 1946-48, with the BCOF (British Commonwealth Occupation Force) they continued their relationship via long distance by writing letters to each other.
The couple married on February 18, 1950 and spent a couple of their early years in Canberra before settling in Glenbrook where they remain today.
Stan and Beryl have 8 children, 26 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
Stan was the 1st President of the St Vincent de Paul in Glenbrook. He was also part of the volunteer group that built St Finbars 2nd Church (now the Church hall). He has also served on many charitable committees within the community.
Beryl volunteered for many years on charitable committees, most notably, for Meals on Wheels & St Vincent de Paul shop & is still an active member of the CWL (Catholic Womens League) & the St Finbars Fun Singers who sing monthly to the residents of the Buckland Nursing Home.
“I extend my warmest congratulations and best wishes to Mr & Mrs Callaghan. This is a very special occasion that will mean so much to them, their family and friends. I hope their day is filled with wonderful memories of their lives together. I wish them both good health and happiness for the future,” said Stuart Ayres.