Couple cruise through 60 years

Sylvia and Fred Webster celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 13. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d417578
Sylvia and Fred Webster celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 13. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d417578

While in Penang to celebrate their grandson’s wedding, their family members surprised them with the news that they’d bought them the relaxing seven-day cruise.

‘It was a big surprise,’ Mr Webster said. ‘We went back home to Perth to do some laundry and then flew to Brisbane (for the cruise).’

Celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary with a holiday was apt for the pair, who try to travel at least once a year, often to their former home of the Gold Coast.

Originally from England, Mr Webster met his wife when he was 21; having spied her walking down the street, he decided to follow the then 17-year-old into a shop to initiate a meeting.

He said their time together has flown by and Mrs Webster agreed that the wedding ‘seems like yesterday’.