Weston-super-Mare couple celebrate ‘wonderful’ diamond wedding anniversary
PUBLISHED: 18:00 05 April 2017
Diamond Court care home, in Worle, played host to its very own diamond celebration as Hannah and John Hill marked 60 years of wedded bliss.
John served in the army and then as a police officer for Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
He spent some time in Malaya with the army and met Hannah in 1953 while he was serving in Belfast.
The two married back in 1957 and travelled from Hannah’s homeland Ireland when John left the armed forces and made his way to Somerset. He then spent 30 years as an officer for Avon and Somerset.
Now, at 82 years old, he jokes about the fact he has now been retired for longer than he worked.
Hannah spent most of her time working from home when she re-located from Ireland to be with her new husband. She worked as a wages clerk before then taking on a role in an office.
The two have been residents at Diamond Court, in Diamond Batch, for the past year and their daughter Laura Coles told the Mercury they had a ‘lovely’ surprise party.
She said: “When my dad received the telegram from the Queen he thought it was the best thing ever.
“He said it felt truly wonderful. They had a lovely day and although it has not been smooth sailing all the way they have stuck together for the past 60 years.
“We thought it was very apt they could celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary at Diamond Court and everyone managed to keep the party a secret which was nice.”
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