Mablethorpe’s diamond couple toast 60 years with a big family bash

The Furlong family celebrate John and Helen's Diamond Wedding anniversary at Mablethorpe Conservative Club.
The Furlong family celebrate John and Helen's Diamond Wedding anniversary at Mablethorpe Conservative Club.

FRIENDS and family came from far and wide to toast a diamond couple in Mablethorpe.

John and Helen Furlong, or Marlborough Drive, held their diamond anniversary party at the town’s Conservative Club on Saturday night, with around 70 well-wishers present.

The happy couple were married in their native Edinburgh way back in 1952, and now enjoy socialising with old friends and John, 79, is a keen bowler for the Linkage team.

Helen, 85, was let out of hospital for the special night after falling ill recently.

One family member even made the 5,200 miles from San Francisco in America to be there!

It was thanks to Dave’s Diner, who kindly provided all the catering on the night.