Ruth and John Dumbrell are celebrating 60 happy years together. They’ll mark their diamond wedding anniversary with a big family party at the Hilton hotel in Portsmouth.
The couple, from Hilsea, first met at the Kimbells dance hall in Southsea, and were married at the old St Mark’s Church in North End on June 21, 1952.
Ruth, now 80, and John, 85, then went on a honeymoon to Eastbourne.
They have three daughters, Jane, 59, Sara, 57, and Rachel, 44, plus five grandchildren – Niall, Hannah, Kate, Ellie and Taylor.
The couple also have four great-grandsons, Sam, Hamish, and two called Finn.