Weston couple celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 August 2018

Des and Joan Young.

Des and Joan Young.


A Weston-super-Mare couple have toasted their diamond wedding anniversary, celebrating 60 years together.

Des Young, aged 79, and his 78-year-old wife Joan reached the milestone on August 9, and the occasion was made the sweeter with a card from the Queen.

The pair, of Severn Road, met in 1957 when former Royal Navy serviceman Des was stationed at a camp near Weston airport.

They crossed paths on a night out at the Winter Gardens and within a year they were married.

A son, two daughters, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren have followed in their long and happy time together.

Holidaying in sunnier climbs has always been a passion for the couple, who renewed their vows on their golden anniversary 10 years ago.

Des said: “We have never had a serious falling out but we do bicker from time to time which some of our friends find amusing.”

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