A 50-year-old Creme Egg treasured as family memento

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A Cadbury's Creme Egg given by a man to his future wife on their first date nearly 50 years ago remains a treasured family memento - preserved in a glass cabinet.

The egg was first given to Jean Peters by her husband Dan Clark, on their first date in 1973. Jean was in her 50s at the time and recently widowed, but the couple quickly fell in love and tied the knot the following year.

She never removed the foil wrapper for the Cadbury egg and when Jean died in 2010, the heirloom was passed down through generations of her family. It was so cherished granddaughter Ainslie Peters, 48, insisted it was the only possession of her late grandmother's she wanted.