A strong social life and a keen interest in people are essential for a long relationship, say diamond wedding duo Harvey and Margaret Sacree.
The Littlehampton couple are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today.
Harvey and Margaret, née Hills, first met at a local dance hall and the occasion sparked the beginning of a long and happy romance.
The marriage was at Rustington Parish Church, St Peter and St Paul, in The Street, on March 24, 1956, with Margaret’s sister, June, as the matron of honour.
Following a honeymoon spent in Midhurst, the couple initially set up home in Littlehampton, then moved to Scotland.
After a number of turbulent moves, courtesy of the Royal Navy, they finally settled for good in Southfield Road, Littlehampton, along with their two children, Susan and Stephen.
Susan said: “Both Margaret and Harvey have a wide interest in life, foremost is the love of travel, especially in Europe. They particularly enjoy their trips to the Champagne area, where they have made a number of friends.
“Additionally, they take a very keen interest in their home and garden.
“From this has developed an interest in entertaining friends and dining out at good restaurants.
“They believe the secret to a long and happy relationship is to be interested in all things and people. A strong social life is essential.”
The 60th wedding anniversary will be celebrated at The Arun View Inn, in Wharf Road, Littlehampton, with a small number of relatives and friends.
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