A double celebration for Albert and Doris

Doris and Albert Robson
Doris and Albert Robson

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Albert and Doris Robson are celebrating two special occasions.

As well as their diamond wedding anniversary, the couple also have Doris’ 80th birthday to look forward to in April.

Albert and Doris Robson

Albert and Doris Robson

Albert and Doris, from Fareham, first met at a dance at South Parade Pier and were married at Portsmouth Cathedral on March 29, 1952.

Albert had just finished serving with the RAF when he first saw Doris.

The 84-year-old says: ‘I guess it was love at first sight.

‘My work took me abroad to Ghana in West Africa for five years, then on to Saudi Arabia for six years. By then I was due for retirement and we moved to Scotland for five years, and moved back.’

Before moving to Scotland, Albert worked for Airspeed and Doris was a machinist at FormFit before becoming a manager and retiring at 60.

They have one son Guy, 58, and two grandchildren, Shaun and Janet, who are both in their thirties. They also have two great-grandchildren, Casey, nine, and Zack, seven.