A SENSE of humour is the key ingredient to 60 years of happy marriage for local couple Reg and Joyce Dixon.
The couple will be celebrating their anniversary on Thursday, June 21.
They met when Reg was working as a tree surgeon on South Ormsby Estate and farm where Joyce lived and she used to make him cups of tea.
Reg and Joyce’s granddaughter, Rachel Dixon, joked that: “The secret to 60 years successful marriage for them was making plenty of cups of tea.”
After countless cups of tea, Reg plucked up the courage to ask Joyce out on a date, literally sweeping her off her feet.
Reg asked if Joyce wanted a ride out to Mablethorpe on his motorbike.
The couple wed at South Ormsby Church when Joyce was 22 and Reg was 28, in 1952.
The duo came to Louth in 1971 when they bought taxi firm Daultons in Eastgate and owned the business for 22 years. Both of them worked together on the business, hand in hand.
Reg and Joyce have one son, Malcolm married to Lynn, two grandchildren, Rachel and Craig and two great-grandchildren, Jack and Harry.
The couple, of Louth, will celebrate with a party at the Conservative Club in Louth with family and friends.