Bride’s glimpse into the future

Bride to be Andrea Cameron from Penwortham on her wedding day met Pat Ball from Southport who celebrated her golden wedding on the same day.

Bride to be Andrea Cameron from Penwortham on her wedding day met Pat Ball from Southport who celebrated her golden wedding on the same day.

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When starting out in married life every bride gets plenty of advice.

But when Andrea Cameron sat down for her wedding day hairdo she was in for an unexpected treat.

For sitting at the next wash basin was another bride.... celebrating her golden jubilee.

Penwortham hairdresser John Ellis couldn’t believe his eyes when he looked at the appointment book yesterday and saw the two women’s names side by side.

Andrea, 27, grew up in Penwortham and was educated at Priory High School and Runshaw College before going to York University.

After training as a teacher she moved to Surrey, where she met her new husband Asa Burton, 32. The couple now live in Surrey and teach at separate schools.

Andrea said: “My mum still lives in Green Drive so we came back to Preston to get married, at the Mill in Croston. It was so nice to meet the lady celebrating 50 years of marriage on the same day. She showed me a photograph of her on her wedding day. It was so lovely.”

Mum of three and grandma of six Pat Ball travels from her home in Southport to the Liverpool Road salon at least twice a month and said it “very romantic” to be sharing her anniversary with Andrea.

She said: “ It is really nice, romantics really. I will be thinking of her wish he all the best.”

Also having their hair done at the same time were Andrea’s four bridesmaids, including lifelong fiend Emma Pottman who she met aged four at Penwortham Primary School, Lisa Thom a friend from university, Nicola Creaven from Surrey and Aimie Shuttleworth an Australian relative of her brother.

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