THE daughter of an Oswestry couple celebrating 60 years of marriage believes their achievement is 'amazing'.

Sue and Fred Hunt were married on April 3, 1961 and have been together since, producing children Della and David as well as three grandchildren and three great-grandsons.

Della says that as parents, the pair have been invaluable in helping their children and say they were all proud of their parents reaching their diamond wedding milestone.

"As parents they have been the best always looking out for us through thick and thin," said Della.

"Dad says the way to a happy marriage is two words: ‘Yes Dear’, and he is still working as a caretaker at Morda Primary school.

"Our summer holidays were spent in a caravan by the seaside and mum has always helped with looking after grandchildren to enable us to work.

"We planned a large family get together to celebrate their anniversary but because of Covid, we can't so we’ll now have a gathering in the garden, and celebrate properly when we can.

"We are so very proud of our parents – 60 years together is absolutely amazing! They are still as happy together now as they were all those years ago."

The pair met at the 'picture house' after Fred came from Devon to do his National Service at Park Hall's military camp in 1955, where he stayed until it closed before becoming a caretaker.

Sue has worked at both Oswestry Boys High School and also High Lea House residential home.