Diamond days

HAPPY COUPLE: Diane and Michael Osmond. SG010414-123TW

HAPPY COUPLE: Diane and Michael Osmond. SG010414-123TW

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A day out at Spalding Flower Parade became the trigger for Essex couple Michael and Diane Osmond to settle in the town 16 years ago.

Diane (79) said: “It does have a lovely feeling when everybody comes together like that.”

First a friend of theirs was won over and settled here and Diane and Michael (82) visited her a few times before moving.

The Osmonds were showered with flowers as they celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary in their adopted town.

They have a son and daughter, Christopher and Trudy, and two grandchildren. Diane was a shorthand typist and then switched to nursing.

Michael worked with Westminster Press as a machine operator and then a manager in the printing works.

Diane says the secret of 60 years of happy marriage is “to be honest with each other and think of the other person before yourself”.