Marion and Paul celebrate 50 years of marriage

Marion and Paul Barker
Marion and Paul Barker
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This couple will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Friday.

Marion and Paul Barker were married at St Mary’s Church, Portchester, on August 26 1961.

Marion and Paul Barker on their wedding day

Marion and Paul Barker on their wedding day

The pair celebrated 50 years of marriage with a trip to the Isle of Wight and also plan to mark the occasion with family and friends at a party.

Marion, 69, and 74-year-old Paul live in Fratton, Portsmouth.

They met at a social club on Marion’s 16th birthday and were married three years later.

They have two daughters Sally and Rachel, plus four grandsons, Joe, 19, Zack, 13, Thomas, 11 and eight-year-old James.