Thursday, September 02, 2021


Tom and Maureen Glossop - one of the best-known couples in Brigg - are celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary today (Thursday, September 2) marking 60 years' marriage.
Both former Town Mayors, they are pictured above with the current Mayor, Coun Brian Parker, and the Mayoress Mrs Jane Parker, who called in this morning to pass on Brigg Town Council's congratulations and their own best wishes.
Tom and Maureen are seen with their coveted card from The Queen.
Tom was honoured to be installed as the first Freeman of Brigg 10 years ago. This came soon after he retired as a member of the Town Council, having given 32 years' voluntary service to the authority.
Tom and Maureen first met socially at a dance held at the Baths Hall in Doncaster. Tom was then employed as a coal miner, working deep underground in South Yorkshire's Armthorpe pit - something he did for 13 years.
They married at Armthorpe's Church on September 2, 1961 - her 21st birthday.
Tom studied to become a qualified youth worker, and this week sees the 50th anniversary of him moving to Brigg.
He retired as Youth Leader, based at the centre on Grammar School Road, in 1997.
The couple have always been very community-minded, supporting and serving on many local groups and organisations on a voluntary basis.
They have two sons, one of whom is also a former Town Mayor, and four grandchildren.