Couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Horace and Beryl Robinson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday with family and friends

Horace and Beryl Robinson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday with family and friends

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A COUPLE had the time of their lives last Sunday when they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends.

Beryl and Horace Robinson, of Peck Hill, Ropsley, went to their local pub with 30 of their family and friends.

Horace and Beryl Robinson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday with family and friends

Horace and Beryl Robinson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday with family and friends

Beryl said: “We had a lovely time. I’ve never enjoyed myself so much.”

The couple met at the pub owned by Beryl’s father in the West Midlands.

Beryl said: “Horace came in with some friends and he must’ve taken a shine to me because he kept coming back.”

Three and a half years later, on March 15, 1952, they married, spending their honeymoon at Lytham St Annes.

Beryl was working for her in-laws in their grocery shop while Horace was working as an electrical engineer. A short time later they decided to buy their own shop, which Beryl ran.

They had two children, Lynn and Stephen, and now have a granddaughter Victoria and great-granddaughter Neve.

In 1966 they moved to Ropsley. They planned to move again after a year if they did not like it but they are still in the same house 46 years later.

Beryl said: “Ropsley has been wonderful to us. We’ve made a lot of friends and the neighbours are wonderful. We couldn’t have chosen a better place to live.”

Sadly, shortly after the move their son Stephen died, aged 12.

Beryl said: “We’ve had a lot of heartaches, a lot of ups and downs but we’ve got through them and I think it’s because we talked things out. You’ve got to make the best of it. We are quite contented. It’s been a good life.”