Young love evolves into 60 years of wedded bliss for Thornlie couple

Jill and Peter Bashford.
Jill and Peter Bashford.

WHAT started out as young love for Peter and Jill Bashford has evolved into 60 years of marriage.

Growing up in the United Kingdom, the pair met and fell in love at a young age and soon married on September 6, 1958, just two days before Peter’s 21st birthday and three months before Jill’s.

The couple immigrated to Australia in 1970 and decided to call Thornlie home, taking on careers as a teacher’s assistant at South Thornlie Primary School and boat builder and raising their two daughters and one son.

Now both in their 80s, Peter and Jill Bashford continue to live together at Arcadia Waters, Maddington, sharing the love with their growing family which now has seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.