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Diamond day for childhood sweethearts

Trevor and Betty Wilson are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. (D532B425)

Trevor and Betty Wilson are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. (D532B425)

A Churwell couple are celebrating after marking their diamond wedding anniversary last Thursday (June 26).

Childhood sweethearts Trevor and Betty Wilson met before the Second World War and were married at St. Peter’s Church in Bramley in 1954, before honeymooning in Torquay.

Betty, 85, and Trevor, 84, were treated to a surprise trip to mark the anniversary, as their family whisked them away to Suffolk for a “perfect” weekend break.

The couple, who have lived in Morley for all of their married lives, describe the outstanding achievement of their six decades together as “family.”

Betty said: “The highlight all in all has been the four grandchildren, and now, our two young great-grandchildren. And they’ve all done so well for themselves. We’ve both been blessed with good health too.”

But despite the many changes to the world in the years since 1954 Trevor and Betty were married on the same day England lost to Uruguay in a World Cup match and Wimbledon suffered a washout - a stark reminder that some things have not changed.

And the secret to a successful marriage, according to Trevor?

“Do as you’re told and keep your mouth shut!”

 

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