Marrying girl next door was a diamond decision
A COUPLE have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.
Stanley and Margaret Terry recalled the special day 60 years ago when they were joined by their family for a meal to mark their "long and happy" marriage at the Ferry Inn, Saltash Passage.
They described how they lived next-door-but-one to each other, growing up in Stoke.
They became husband and wife on August 29, 1952, Stoke Damerel Church and the newlyweds were joined by guests at a reception held at Goodbodys on Mutley Plain.
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Bride Margaret, nee Shearman, was attended by bridesmaids, Stanley's sister Edna and cousins Lynn Kendrick and Beryl Moore.
Pageboy was cousin of the bride Neil Kendrick and best man to bridegroom Stanley was his brother Bert.
They described how they set off for a honeymoon on Jersey after the festivities.
Now aged 84, Stanley was a bus driver for Citybus between 1949 and 1965, and a Ministry of Defence Police Constable and Police Sergeant between 1965 and 1987.
Margaret, now 78, was a clerk at Goodbodys before becoming a housewife and mother. She was a clerk at Dingles, Plymouth, until her retirement.
The couple had two children, a son Leslie and daughter Christine.
Their grandchildren are Lisa, Gavin and Nicola, and great grandchildren are Isaac, Leon, Alfie and Mia.