Diamond couple celebrate landmark anniversary in style

Charlie and Jean Myhill celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with friends and family at Lowestof

Charlie and Jean Myhill celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with friends and family at Lowestoft. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

A Lowestoft couple have celebrated 60 years of happy marriage.

Jean and Charlie Myhill on their wedding day 60 years ago. Picture: SUBMITTED

Jean and Charlie Myhill on their wedding day 60 years ago. Picture: SUBMITTED

Diamond couple Charlie and Jean Myhill marked their anniversary with drinks and nibbles at the Ole Frank pub, Lowestoft, on October 6 joined by more than 40 friends and relations.

Mr Myhill, 82, explained: 'We met in Blundeston when lads from Oulton would regularly go there and have a talk and laugh with the girls.

'Jean was one of those girls- her and I just got on really well, we probably got together in 1951 and it went from there.'

The couple married in 1956 at Church of St John the Baptist in Lound and went on to have two children- Trevor and Claire.

Trevor Myhill, 51, said: 'They are both very hard working and family orientated. They worked so hard to bring up me and Claire, and have been a fantastic support to the whole family and community.'

The couple have lived at their home in Pound Farm Drive, Lowestoft, ever since they married and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren Sammy, 10, and Daisy, 7.

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Former garage worker Charlie Myhill said: 'I like to keep busy by doing house work, gardening, going fishing or playing green bowls.

'There is no real secret to a long marriage other than to get on with things and to have the support of good friends and family.'

Mrs Myhill added: 'We are really pleased to reach this landmark; we never thought we would make such a milestone.'

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