Diamond couple mark Independence Day

Crowland' ccouple Ray and Margaret Phoenix celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary together.
Crowland' ccouple Ray and Margaret Phoenix celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary together.

July 4 is always a red letter day for Crowland couple Ray (84) and Margaret Phoenix (79) who are celebrating their 60th year as husband and wife.

The pair of Alderlands Close, their home for more than 50 years, marked their wedding anniversary with a family get-together which included most of their three children, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Margaret, a former shop assistant, first met Ray while cycling home from work and their relationship has blossomed ever since.

Ray, a retired lorry driver, said: “I’ve never left home without giving her a kiss.” Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG060713-114NG.