Diamond delight for March sweethearts
Lasting six decades of marriage was never going to be a problem for former serviceman Dennis Watson and his childhood sweetheart Pamela.
For the pair knew they were a match made in heaven after meeting one another at school.
Dennis, 81, and Pam, 80, of Maple Grove, March, have now celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary after 60 years of marriage.
The couple tied the knot at St Mary’s Church in March on March 3, 1956 – the same day Elvis Presley’s first hit Heartbreak Hotel entered the Billboard pop chart.
They celebrated their anniversary with a family meal at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel in March.
Having always lived in March, Dennis started work as an apprentice then went on to do his national service.
On his return he worked as a bricklayer before becoming self-employed up to his retirement, while Pam worked as a part-time kitchen assistant at the town’s Burrowmoor Primary School.
The couple have three married children – Trevor, Martyn and Rosalind – and seven grandchildren.
They enjoy music, country dancing and spending time with family and friends, and believe the secret to a long and happy marriage is “working together”.