Bricket Wood couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

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 - Credit: Archant

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.”

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