A COUPLE who have spent 60 years travelling the country’s coastlines celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversary yesterday.
Margaret Holmes, now 77, met her future husband Benjamin, 80, when she was 14 and the pair were both out with friends at a park.
They went on to get married at St Helen’s Church, in Hemsworth, on August 16 1952 and honeymooned for a week in Blackpool.
The diamond couple have spent most of their long marriage living in Hemsworth, and now live on Grove Lea Lane in the town.
They have always been very family orientated and have three children, five granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs Holmes, who worked for a knitting factory for many years, said the secret to their long marriage was compromise.
She said: “It’s a bit of give and take really.
“We’ve had our ups and downs but we’ve always come through it, you’ve just got to stick at it.”
The couple have enjoyed many holidays over their long years together and enjoy visiting places on the English coast.
Now retired, they visited Great Yarmouth this year.
In their spare time Mr Holmes, a former miner, enjoys a large music collection in his garden shed and Mrs Holmes enjoys reading.
They celebrated the milestone anniversary with a family part at the Catchpenny pub in Fitzwilliam on Saturday, August 11.