Sixty years of marriage celebrated

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A couple had a surprise in the post last week, when they received a card from the Queen congratulating them on their Diamond Wedding anniversary.

Harry Peacock (80) met Marlis (77) back in 1955 when he was based in Hildesheim, Germany where he was serving with the Royal Artillery.

Michael Peacock (59) the couple’s eldest son said: “It’s a momentous occasion that is so special. We will be celebrating as a family, but to have a card from the Queen made it even more wonderful.”

“My dad regularly tells us how he met mum in Germany when he was just 19, the first time he saw her outside a railway station waiting for her sister.”

Mr Peacock returned to England in January 1956, with Marlis following him in the February.

Now living in Westwood together, they got married in March 1956 where an interpreter was need for the ceremony due to the language barrier.

Sixty years later, the couple now has four children, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mr Peacock concluded: “Having an interpreter at our wedding was rather funny looking back on it now, 60 years has given us plenty of time to become fluent in both languages.

“She’s been an amazing wife, it’s been an amazing 60 years, and it proves love is the same in any language.”