Chris and Hazel celebrate their Golden wedding anniversary

Hazel and Chris Pamplin
Hazel and Chris Pamplin
Dr John Steadman, archivist of Portsmouth History Centre based at Portsmouth Central Library     Picture:  Malcolm Wells

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Chris and Hazel Pamplin are celebrating 50 happy years together.

They first met when Chris was stationed at HMS Mercury, two miles from the village of East Meon where Hazel lived.

Chris and Hazel Pamplin

Chris and Hazel Pamplin

On July 28, 1962, they married at the Church of All Saints in East Meo, and the happy couple still live in the village today.

Chris and Hazel have two sons.

They celebrated with close family and friends by going out for a meal and also held a garden party with around 70 guests.