Airds couple celebrates 60th wedding anniversary

Their romance started at a dance in 1957 and now Beryl and Les Dries are celebrating 60 years of wedded bliss.

The Airds couple first met at a dance in Surry Hills, before becoming engaged three months later.

They wed on September 20, 1958 at the Padstow Church of England.

Family friend Tahlia Muddle said the Dries’ were much-loved in the Macarthur community.

“We wanted to acknowledge this milestone and congratulate them on 60 years being married,” she said.

“During their time in Airds, Beryl and Les have formed life-long friendships with the Morrison, Muddle and Draper families.”

Beryl and Les have lived in Campbelltown for more than 40 years, after moving west from Sydney in 1975.

They adopted four children – Kim, Deborah (deceased), Steven and Dean – and are now the proud grandparents of eight (Nathan, Kaine, Wayde, Matthew, Simone, Katie, Jazmyn and Kylee).

They also have 16 great-grandchildren.

The family moved to Ravensworth Place, Airds where Beryl and Les have remained for 30 years.

“Beryl and Les are known as Mumma and Pop to most people who know them,” Ms Muddle said.

“They are loved and adored by the greater community.

“Margaret and Les Draper have known them for 40 years and are lifelong friends who enjoy having cuppas and long chats.

“The Morrison and Muddle family have known them for more than 18 years, and Beryl and Les class the Morrison’s seven children and four grandchildren as their own kids and grandkids.”

Congratulations Beryl and Les!