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16 April 2018

As part of their Golden Wedding celebrations Susan and David revisit MBC

It’s always a pleasure to welcome new people to MBC, and I’m glad to say that’s something we do often. However, when the people you are speaking to turn out to be a couple who were in fact married here at Moortown in 1968 that pleasure takes on extra significance. 

Such was the case recently when on a visit to Leeds Susan (nee Susan Cheesbrough) and David Poole, who now live in Hampshire, attended one of our Sunday morning services. 

Following the Service John Sherbourne caught up with them and much to his delight discovered that tucked away in Susan’s handbag were not only some original wedding pictures but also an invitation to their reception which like many at the time was held in the opulent surroundings of The Mansion at Rounday. 

Fortunately for us, after being introduced to a couple of MBC’s “old timers” – folk who fondly remembered mutual friends Susan and David were more than happy to share their story with us. 

Susan at the time had lived in Harehills, Leeds until she went to university and attended Allerton High School. It was during the sixth form that she started going to Moortown Baptist Church; a little group of three from the school went Sunday by Sunday.

We were both teachers and living in London when we were married but soon moved to Holmfirth.  We visited Leeds frequently because Susan’s parents remained in Harehills until, a while after the death of her father, Susan’s mother moved to be nearer us in Holmfirth.  Our two children grew up. went to university and began working in the south – Bath and East Grinstead.  It was for that reason that we moved to Hampshire to be able to visit more easily.

Time passes so quickly and, then, we once more visit the Baptist Church for our golden wedding anniversary.

If we are in the district again, we shall try to find time to attend worship. It is clearly such an active fellowship contributing much to the district. Visitors are certainly made welcome; we very much enjoyed our visit.”

For the record: the MBC Minister who officiated at Susan and David’s wedding was Rev’d Ralph Drake. 



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