Picture caption: Frank and Teresa Terrones on their wedding day in June 1970 and on their anniversary 50 years later.
The council has worked with the couple’s family to help them commemorate their Warrington wedding on their landmark anniversary.
Frank and Teresa Terrones were married on 20 June 1970 at Warrington Register Office. Frank, originally from Colorado USA, was stationed in Burtonwood and met Teresa, from Liverpool, through a colleague.
For their 50th anniversary, the couple had originally planned to visit the UK and return to the Register Office where they were married, but were unable to travel due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Not wanting them to miss out, the couple’s daughter-in-law, Andrea, contacted the Register Office team at Warrington Borough Council.
Council staff and the couple’s family worked together to create a backdrop of the Register Office entrance so the couple could recreate a photograph from their wedding day, half a century later.
Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Wendy Johnson said: “We’re so glad that council officers were able to help the Terrones family celebrate a very special anniversary with some creative thinking at a time when they were unable to travel due to the pandemic. We wish Frank and Teresa a very happy 50th anniversary and wish them health and happiness for many more years to come.”
Teresa also gave birth to their first child, Terry, at Warrington General Hospital in 1971. The couple moved to the USA, where Frank served in the US Army for 20 years and they had three more children.
Teresa and Frank live in Colorado, as do their four children and seven grandchildren. Their story is also featured at the Burtonwood Heritage Centre, where they also wish to visit when they are able to return to Warrington.