A big party added extra sparkle to Edith and Dennis Fell’s diamond wedding anniversary celebrations.
The couple, from Avebury Gardens, Spalding, met when Edith was in domestic service with Dennis’s aunt and uncle, Joyce and Percy Mews, at Pinchbeck.
Dennis was helping out with the agricultural side of life for the Mews while Edith looked after the family’s children, the housework and cooking.
They married at Surfleet Church and began life together in a caravan.
Edith said having the caravan meant they could be together in their own home and it was “fun”.
After working in agriculture, Spalding born Dennis joined the fire brigade and spent the whole of his 25 years service in his home town, retiring in 1986.
Born in Surfleet, Edith was one of 16 children – 14 survive to this day – and she was the last of seven girls.
The couple have two children of their own, Anthony and Denise, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
They had a small party at home on their anniversary day followed by a big bash at Bromley Hall for 87 guests.
Dennis and Edith were active in SADOS (Spalding Operatic and Amateur Dramatic Society) for many years, joining with their son and daughter in 1968, and taking on roles both on stage and behind the scenes.
Edith said: “We are both Christians and we both go to the Baptist Church at Spalding.
“I think the Lord has looked after us and He is still guiding us in the right direction. We have got our faith and it has helped us along.
“We are a very close family and we are very fortunate to have two lovely children.”