1977 was the year Star Wars first opened in cinemas, James Callaghan was the UK’s Prime Minister and the ‘King’ Elvis Presley died aged just 42. But beating all these world-changing events to be the star occasion not to be missed was the wedding of David Monk and Pamela Poole.
Now more than three decades later, they have just celebrated their 35th year of marriage and are still going strong! Obviously apart from the big day itself, 1987 and 1985 have been momentous occasions since, (the birth of me and my brother) and in 35 years they are still very happy together –although they are the epitome of an ‘old married couple’ with some of the conversations they have, namely about birds and what the neighbours have been doing, but I love being part of the Monk clan.
So in 1977 when they got married, my dad had a tash and they bought their first house in Brighton for a tiny £13,000 and didn’t know what adventures life would bring!