Diamond couple celebrate 60 years of happy marriage

MHDE-04-10-11 DIAMOND OCT16 (1)'Pictured are Jack and Dorothy Hobbs, who will be celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary, on Thursday 5th October
MHDE-04-10-11 DIAMOND OCT16 (1)'Pictured are Jack and Dorothy Hobbs, who will be celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary, on Thursday 5th October

A COUPLE are celebrating 60 years of marriage today (Thursday).

Jack and Dorothy Hobbs, from Hammas Leys in Long Buckby, are marking their diamond anniversary.

The pair met on holiday in Wales in 1950. Mr Hobbs lived in Long Buckby at the time, but Mrs Hobbs lived on the outskirts of Cambridge.

Mr Hobbs, 83, said: “I had to use buses to get there. It took four hours. We did that just about every weekend until we got married in 1951. It was definitely love.”

Mrs Hobbs, 82, said: “It’s been a good 60 years. Marriage is always between two different people so it’s down to mutual respect and accommodating each other.”

The pair are holding a party later in the month with friends and their four daughters, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

They are both involved at St Lawrence’s Church and Mrs Hobbs worked at the village doctors surgery.