Diamond couple got on well from the very start

Walter and Barbara Cave celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on Saturday.
Walter and Barbara Cave celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on Saturday.
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A NURSE and a police officer met at a dance on February 12, 1950 and they are still together 62 years later.

Walter and Barbara Cave, of Saltersford Road, Grantham, went on a date next day and even being involved in a bus crash, which killed a driver, did not put them off planning a third meeting.

Walter and Barbara Cave celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on Saturday.

Walter and Barbara Cave celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on Saturday.

Barbara said: “There’s never been anyone else. We’ve been together ever since and we’ve been happy.”

Walter added: “We got on well together right from the word go and I’ve always thought I was lucky.”

They married at St Mary’s Church, Long Sutton, on March 17, 1952 before spending their honeymoon in London.

The couple, who had two children, Suzan and Paul, moved to Grantham as Walter got promoted in the police force. He retired as a chief inspector in August 1983.

Since retirement the couple have spent much of their time travelling all over the world including New Zealand and Canada.

Walter said: “We had never flown until we went to New Zealand. It was 31 hours in a plane.”

But this did not put the couple off as they returned a few years later.

Barbara said: “Everywhere in this world is wonderful, we’ve never been anywhere we haven’t enjoyed.”

The couple plan to celebrate their anniversary with family and friends at Grantham Town Bowls Club, in London Road.

Walter added: “We’ve been very, very fortunate in having the excellent facilities available at the club.”