A pair has celebrated 60 years of marriage and won a card from His Majesty King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla.
Lionel and Heather Richards, from Australian Road in Salisbury, celebrated their diamond wedding ceremony anniversary after marrying at St Martin’s Church, Barford, on January 19, 1963.
The couple lived in Barford St Martin for many in their lives however moved to Salisbury in 1994.
Seventy-seven-year-old Heather recalled her big day when snow fell closely within the village and a pathway into the church needed to be carved out for her.
“Little or no cash was once spent at the wedding ceremony. I purchased my wedding ceremony get dressed within the sale at Blooms in Salisbury for £15,” she mentioned.
Lionel labored as a tyre healthier and was once an avid cricket participant whilst Heather made portions for aeroplanes.
The couple met at a cricket fit sooner than having their first date in Grovely Woods.
“There wasn’t a lot to do in the ones days. We continuously used to visit the photographs, we referred to as it the films in the ones days,” Heather added.
Lionel and Heather have 4 youngsters, Julia, Cheryl, Michael and Angie.
Heather advised the Magazine that the name of the game to an extended marriage is to “transparent the air and transfer on”, including: “As we were given older, we liked one any other extra.
“While you retire you in finding commonplace flooring once more and we loved going at the buses and happening vacations in combination.
“Existence has modified for us; my husband has dementia and I think as despite the fact that I have turn out to be extra of a carer, however I do not have it some other manner.”
Celebrations came about of their house on Saturday, January 21, after they invited members of the family over for a meal.
His Majesty The King sends congratulatory messages to the ones celebrating their diamond wedding ceremony (sixtieth), sixty fifth, seventieth wedding ceremony anniversaries and yearly thereafter.
The pair are each fanatics of the royal circle of relatives and had been “delighted to bits” when their card arrived within the put up.
The spotlight in their 60-year-long marriage was once a circle of relatives vacation to Florida in 2007 and it was once their first time on a aircraft.
Heather mentioned: “We nonetheless glance again now that we had been fortunate sufficient to move on it.
“Now that we will be able to’t pass on vacation, now we have beautiful reminiscences of that one.”
Lionel and Heather now revel in spending time with their 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.