50 YEARS MARRIED

Mid-Ulster Mail – Saturday 1 October 1966

By a Mail reporter

The Reading Rooms in Chapel Street, Cookstown, are just another building to most people but for Mr and Mrs Thomas Scullion, Lisaclare, Stewartstown, they have special significance because that is where they were married fifty years ago, on 26 September 1916, by Father McLaughlin.
They could not be married in the Chapel in Cookstown because it was being repaired, but Mrs Scullion – formerly Miss Elizabeth Mitchell of Loup – was not disappointed at not having a ‘church’ wedding.
‘It didn’t make any difference to me,’ she told me this week as she and her husband celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Mr and Mrs Scullion are both very young-looking for their ages – he is 73 and she is three years younger. The secret of their youthfulness is cycling. Both have bicycles and don’t think anything of hopping on them and riding to Dungannon or Cookstown, or even further, as they have often done. There is always a car at their disposal but they rarely if ever use it.
They have nine children, seven of whom are married; forty-four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Scullions 1966

Pictured on Cookstown’s main street – Tommy and Elizabeth Scullion with their daughter Lucy in the background (in white coat to left of picture) Tommy has a clock under his arm as he was a noted clock maker and repairer. His brother Patrick Scullion (wearing hat) is standing on right of picture  Photo courtesy Kerrie Bell

Pictured on Cookstown’s main street – Tommy and Elizabeth Scullion with their daughter Lucy in the background (in white coat to left of picture)
Tommy has a clock under his arm as he was a noted clock maker and repairer. His brother Patrick Scullion (wearing hat) is standing on right of picture
Photo courtesy Kerrie Bell

 

Tommy Scullion working in the Moss Photo courtesy Kerrie Bell

Tommy Scullion working in the Moss
Photo courtesy Kerrie Bell

 

 

 

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