Donald and Emily Boyer of North Thoresby celebrate 60 years of happy marriage on Christmas eve, after meeing when Emily was going out with Donald’s brother!
The couple, originally from Manchester, soon got together when Donald came along though, and as he puts it, ‘that was it, love blossomed’.
They moved to this area when Donald, an RAF draughtsman, was posted to Noth Cotes after three years in Norway.
Donald was actually the last draughtsman in the RAF, as companies were eventually employed to carry out the work.
They went on to have three sons, all of whom also went on to work in the RAF, and now have two granddaughters and a grandson.
Emily worked as a children’s nurse and then in an orphanage looking after 24 boys aged five to 15, but both are now enjoying deserved retirements.
The are celebrating by going to Driffield to spend the festive period with their son and daughter-in-law.
Donald said there was no secret to 60 years of marriage, just ‘hard work and plenty of love’.