Diamond years for diamond couple

Cyril and Betty Cowan are celebrating 60 years of marriage
Cyril and Betty Cowan are celebrating 60 years of marriage

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This couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary earlier this month.

Betty and Cyril Cowan, from Bedhampton, marked 60 years of marriage on June 9.

Cyril and Betty Cowan for JPNS-21-06-11-FAM-celebrate - needs assigning to Tuesday's future page 104 please.

Cyril and Betty Cowan for JPNS-21-06-11-FAM-celebrate - needs assigning to Tuesday's future page 104 please.

They tied the knot in Portsmouth in 1951 and spent their honeymoon in Jersey.

But their romance began three years earlier when friends set them up on a blind date at a dance in Portsmouth.

The couple marked their anniversary with family and friends.