Sixty years fly by for diamond Welwyn Garden City couple

"GIVE and take".That is the secret to a long and healthy marriage, according to one couple from WGC who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last week. Ron and Joyce Bedford marked their diamond wedding with a small family gathering on Thursday, bef

"GIVE and take". That is the secret to a long and healthy marriage, according to one couple from WGC who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last week.

Ron and Joyce Bedford marked their diamond wedding with a small family gathering on Thursday, before heading off to Wiltshire for a weekend break.

Speaking to the Welwyn & Hatfield Times at his Howlands home, Ron said the last 60 years had flown by.

"It goes very quickly," the 81-year-old said.


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But he laughed: "We are looking forward to the next 60 years!"

The couple, who are originally from London, have lived in WGC for nearly 52 years.

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But despite the length of time they have spent together, Joyce said their marriage had been "quite easy".

"I have got no complaints," the 78-year-old smiled.

"It is a question of give and take, learning to understand one another and sort out problems without throwing things and screaming and shouting at one another."

Ron, a former engineer, and Joyce, an ex-Welwyn Hatfield Council worker, have three sons, namely Steve, 58, Leslie, 55 and Raymond, 53.

They also have seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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