Bernard and Pauline celebrate 50 years

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Bernard and Pauline Dobbs are celebrating 50 years of marriage and explain that marriage is all about ‘working together’.

The couple celebrated their special milestone golden wedding anniversary on Saturday, March 23 and were whisked off on a surprise weekend away by their children and grandchildren.

Bernard is deputy mayor of Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea Town Council and has been part of the town council for the last 30 years.

Having already been mayor three times previously, he is hoping to put himself forward to become mayor once again later on in the year.

Besides his dignitary duties, Bernard and his wife Pauline are both involved with Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary.

Bernard works at the sanctuary two days a week and Pauline volunteers at the Seal Sanctuary Support Shop in the town, charity work has always been a big part of their lives.

The couple enjoy a couple of breaks away during the year and take time out to spend quality time with their family.

Bernard and Pauline have two children, Tracy and Paul and three grandchildren, Adam Kirsty and Edward.

But how did they meet, I hear you say?

Well Bernard and Pauline both met at Trusthorpe Youth Club when they were 16 and 17.

Pauline has lived in Mablethorpe all of her life and Bernard moved to the resort from the wolds when he was 15.

The couple explained that it wasn’t love at first sight, but went out together on many occasions with the same group of friends and during that time, their love for each other blossomed.

The couple were married at Trusthorpe Church when Bernard was 21 and Pauline was 22, followed by a reception at Trusthorpe Village Hall.

A few interesting details came out of their wedding day, as a couple they are friends also got married on the same day as them and attended their wedding reception.

Also Bernard had an amusing incident after he accidently managed to sit in a bowl of trifle.

Do you know Bernard and Pauline? Send in messages of congratulations to the couple. Email chloe.west@jpress.co.uk.