Happy couple Harold and Gladys Tingle celebrated a diamond day last month as they marked 60 years of marriage together.
The two married on March 29, 1954 at St Paul’s Church, in Monk Bretton, Barnsley, and then moved to Horncastle six years later.
Harold first met Gladys at a dance in Locke Park, and over 60 years later they celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with family and friends at Horncastle’s Admiral Rodney Hotel.
“There is no secret to it really,” Harold said. “We’ve had our ups and downs over the years, but we’ve always worked things out.”
After they married their first visit to Lincolnshire was a day at the races as part of their honeymoon.
“It wasn’t a lucky day for us though, “Harold said. “We didn’t win any money.”
When they moved to Horncastle Harold started working at Mermaids Fisheries in South Street and they took over the business with the late Mr and Mrs Cox.
Despite recently turning 83-years-old Gladys is famous for taking part in numerous long-distance races including the Great North Run, which she has completed on three occasions.
She has raised more than £15,000 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, a charity which also benefited from the couple’s anniversary party.
“We didn’t want gifts,” Gladys said. “So we asked people to make donations to the Air Ambulance and we have donated £325 from the party.”