THE Queen is not the only one celebrating a big 60th anniversary at the weekend.
Morpeth couple Stan and Sylvia Robson will enjoy a special garden party to mark their Diamond Wedding.
They met in Sunderland in 1947 when Mr Robson, now 83, had just finished an apprenticeship at a shipyard.
They got engaged a couple of years later, although they had to wait until June 2, 1952, as he did two years’ National Service with the RAF.
Mr Robson worked all over the country, his last position was with Durham County Council, and Mrs Robson, 82, had a range of jobs in shops and factories.
A decade ago they moved to Morpeth to be close to their daughter, Linda Stainsby, and they soon moved into sheltered accommodation at St Christopher’s House, Kirkhill.
“Like with the Silver and Golden Jubilee, we’ll have our own big party and then enjoy another one for the Queen’s anniversary,” said Mr Robson.
“We’re all excited because we’ve got family and friends coming from across the country and abroad.
“It’s important in a marriage to have a bit of give and take. We’ve had both rough and smooth times over the years but we’ve managed alright.”
The party will be held at Mrs Stainsby’s house in Stobhill and the couple’s son, also called Stan, is coming over from Australia. And their four grandchildren will also be there.