Pen pals married for 60 years

Diamond wedding couple  Henry (81) and Johanne (79) O'Hare of Werrington celebrate their anniversary with a card from the Queen. EMN-170728-175659009
Diamond wedding couple Henry (81) and Johanne (79) O'Hare of Werrington celebrate their anniversary with a card from the Queen. EMN-170728-175659009
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A courtship which began as pen pals before blossoming into something more has now reached 60 years of marriage.

Henry (81) and Johanne (79) O’Hare of The Steynings, Werrington, began writing to each other in 1955. Henry was in the Royal Army Service Corps stationed in Paris, while Johanne worked with Henry’s sister back in Scotland.

Six months after they first met face-to-face the couple married, before moving to Peterborough 23 years ago from Coatbridge in Scotland. Asked about reaching the anniversary, Henry said: “I’m very delighted, especially when a telegram picture of the Queen arrives. ”

The couple, who have three daughters and four grandchildren, celebrated their big day last Thursday with a family meal.