DIAMOND couple Fred and Brenda Taylor have clocked up 60 years of happily-married bliss.
The couple, from Morgan Street, Southwick, celebrated with a family get-together.
Brenda is 81 years old and Fred is 80. Brenda joked: “He’s my toyboy.”
The couple met on a neighbourhood coach excursion, but Brenda admits she was not immediately smitten.
“We went on a bus trip to Blackpool with people from the street,” she said.
“It wasn’t love at first sight, but he grew on me.”
Brenda worked as a machinist, while Fred was a miner.
The couple, who have four daughters, marked the big day with a family meal at The Little Haven Hotel, in South Shields.
Brenda believes the secret to a long and happy marriage is simple – remember that you are only one half of a partnership.
“It is just about give and take,” she said.
“One of you doesn’t get to make all the demands, you just give and take.