YESTERDAY was a diamond day for Leverington couple Tony and Judy Godfrey as they celebrated 60 years of marriage.
The couple, who have known each other from their school days, were married at Wisbech St Mary parish church with Canon Mowbray Smith performing the service - the last wedding before he retired - on May 31, 1951.
Mrs Godfrey (84) worked on local farms including her father’s farm. She was a keen hockey player and played for many seasons for Wisbech Town Hockey Club.
Her husband, who is 85, also worked in agriculture starting on local farms before becoming the National Farmer’s Union’s County Horticultural Secretary - a post he held until he retired.
He was a keen cricket player and played for Wisbech Cricket Club for many years, with his wife helping out with the teas.
Mrs Godfrey was also involved with the Wisbech St Mary Brownies group for many years becoming the group’s Brown Owl. She was assistant district commissioner for the Brownies, while her husband ran Wisbech St Mary Youth Club for 15 years and also enjoyed playing badminton.
The couple have four children: Jane Branch and Katherine Godfrey, who both live in West London and Chris and Edward Godfrey, who both live locally. They also have five grandchildren.
They marked their special anniversary with a family party.