Perfect wedding hat-trick

The triplets line-up for a wedding snap
The triplets line-up for a wedding snap
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Triplet sisters Maureen, Bernadette and Joanne have always done everything together.

For the South Shore siblings it’s always been a case of three’s company and never a crowd.

And when Bernadette and her intended John McManus tied the knot at Singleton Lodge, Bernadette and Maureen were standing right behind her.

The Cathie triplets have spent the last 44 years in each other’s company and even 
today all live within a five-minute walk of one another.

They hit the headlines when they were born in the resort in 1970 and they 
took centre stage once more when Bernadette married, with her two sisters as bridesmaids.

“We’ve always done everything together,” said Maureen.

“As children no-one could tell us apart and we used to get up to all sorts of pranks.

“At school we were separated into different classes, but we used to swap rooms and the teachers never noticed!”

The sisters have now 
all performed bridesmaid 
duties at each others weddings.

When mum Veronica, now Earnshaw, gave birth to the three girls she had no idea what she was letting herself in for.

“It must have been such hard work for mum,” said Maureen.

“She already had one daughter, my sister Tracey who is only 11 months older, and with us three to deal 
with, it must have been exhausting.

“As kids, no-one could tell us apart.

“My gran never knew which one of us was which but we had loads of fun over they years.

“We’ve always done everything together.

“We all work in catering and have worked as cooks together in the same restaurant.

“We didn’t plan it, it just worked out that way – I suppose, being so close, we have the same interests.”

The sisters all live in South Shore, just a few minutes away from each other, with 
Maureen living in Ilford Road, Bernadette, Marton Drive and Joanne in Park Road.

Before the wedding the
trio enjoyed a night on the town in Poulton with a stretch limo.