Oulton Broad couple celebrate 60 years of marriage

Diamond wedding couple Molly and Harry Kinder.

Diamond wedding couple Molly and Harry Kinder. - Credit: Nick Butcher

They met during a game of hide and seek as teenagers but the love still remains strong for Molly and Harry Kinder as they celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

Diamond wedding couple Molly and Harry Kinder.

Diamond wedding couple Molly and Harry Kinder. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The Oulton Broad couple first met in Normanston Park at the ages of 13 and 14 while playing a traditional game of hide and seek.

They enjoyed their first date watching Tarzan at the Palace Cinema, in Lowestoft, where Notleys is currently situated, before marrying on December 8, 1956 at St Mark's Church in Oulton Broad.

Mr Kinder, 80, said: 'It was a fine day as we were joined by 28 friends and family before we went on our honeymoon to Brighton.

'We travelled on the day of our wedding by train in first class and stayed at the Ocean Hotel for a week where we had a lovely time.'

The couple went on to have four children and have lived in the Oulton Broad and Lowestoft areas ever since, working together at the former Pye factory in School Road and Boulton and Paul.

'We have had a fantastic life really and we never missed a holiday or weekend.

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'We would travel all around the coast of the British Isles in our caravan with our children and would often come back at midnight on a Sunday and have to carry the children from the car up to bed,' explained Harry Kinder.

The couple were joined by friends and family, consisting of their four children, seven grandchild and six great-grandchildren, at their home to celebrate their 60 years of marriage- with Mr Kinder explaining the secret to a long and happy marriage is to listen to one another and to never lie to each other.