Northampton couple celebrate with family party to mark 60 years of marriage

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A Northampton couple have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

Fred and Shirley Perkins married more than 60 years ago, in the snow, on February 26, 1955 at St Giles Church in Northampton.

Mr Perkins was the 11th of 12 children and lived in Victoria Road. Mrs Perkins lived at the bank hourse in Whitworth Road, now Merlin’s restaurant.

They moved to Moulton in 1958 and had a daughter, Frances, and a son, Andrew.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Phil Thompson said: “They have been blessed with good health and are both still very active and I have been blessed to have such great in-laws.”