Milestone celebration for a gem of a couple

Diamond wedding anniversary... Doreen and Bryan Edwards.
Diamond wedding anniversary... Doreen and Bryan Edwards.

The busy pair, who married in Burnley, Lancashire on September 19, 1953, marked 60 years together with a lunch and hotel stay.

They met at a Burnley youth club ” Bryan was born in nearby Blackburn, while Doreen was born in China, where her father was in the British Army.

Parents of three daughters, they came to Australia 45 years ago and have since welcomed eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Bryan, who served with the Royal Military Police in the Korean War, is a retired manufacturing manager with a background in the leisure industry, creating video amusement games.

He produces the WA Royal Military Police Association newsletter, has been Carramar Evergreen Golf Club handicapper for seven years and loves horse-riding.

Keen knitter Doreen has been a voluntary mahjong tutor to over-55s in Warwick for 21 years and was a children’s reader at Wanneroo Library for six years.

They attribute friendship, forgiveness and trust to a long-lasting marriage.