John and Sheila are still a diamond couple

John and Sheila Robson have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

John and Sheila Robson have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

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A couple from Sunderland are as happy as ever after celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary hand-in-hand.

John and Sheila Robson, both 84, met in Seaburn 67 years ago, and married seven years later.

John and Sheila Robson on their wedding day in 1955.

John and Sheila Robson on their wedding day in 1955.

They held a celebration to mark their 60th anniversary, with family and friends joining them.

The Robsons, who have two children and five grandchildren, fell for each other as teenagers, and their love remains just as strong.

Mrs Robson said: “We were 17 when we met on the front at Seaburn on a Sunday night, but we didn’t see each other for about another year after that.

“Then we were apart again when he was called up for national service, and I went into teacher training, but we wrote to each other regularly.

“We have always looked after each other and thought about each other.”

Mr Robson served in Germany and Korea as part of his national service, before going on to have a career in the public works department, while his wife taught in schools across Sunderland.

He said: “We’ve got so many happy memories together, and too many to single out any in particular.

“They have been wonderful years, and we continue to have wonderful years together.”