Bricket Wood couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

PUBLISHED: 18:00 09 July 2016

The couple got married in 1956 in St Mary's Church in Kenton

The couple got married in 1956 in St Mary's Church in Kenton

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The recipe for a long-lasting marriage is to “never argue with the wife”, a husband has joked.

Celebrating 60 years of marriage are Bricket Wood couple John and Margaret Nutkins, aged 85 and 82 respectively, who marked their Diamond Wedding anniversary with a family party last Saturday (2). The pair met at a dance in 1954.

Family and friends joined the couple at Batchwood Golf Club in St Albans to commemorate their lengthy time together.

John first met Margaret at a dance when he was 23 and she was 20, and they later married in 1956 in St Mary’s Church in Kenton.

For most of his life John has worked as a cost engineer for Kodak, while Margaret worked at Mount Pleasant Lane School in Bricket Wood as an audio visual technician.

Their daughter Jackie Broughton said: “They love holidays and my dad loves golf, they’re just lovely.

“I know they’re my mum and dad and that I’m biased, but they are family people and I love them.”

John added: “Marriage is about love and sharing, and never arguing with the wife.”

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