Holiday marks couple’s 70 years together

A COUPLE from Beccles celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary – 70 years together – with a family holiday to Southwold.

Frederick, 92, and Barbara Emslie, 89, celebrated their big day last Saturday.

They first met in December 1939 at a Christmas party in Dyers Department Store in Portsmouth, where Mrs Emslie worked.

Mr Emslie was in the Navy at the time, a career which he followed for 30 years.

They moved to Beccles in 1983 to be closer to their family, which includes three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


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Mr Emslie said the secret to their long lasting marriage is tolerance.

They went away on holiday with 10 members of their family to a cottage in Southwold to celebrate the occasion.

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