Diamond year for Falmouth husband and wife
4:00pm Sunday 14th October 2012 in News
WHEN they met at a local dance in North Cornwall in 1950, Geoffrey and Lilian, they could not have known that they had met their soul mate.
Last week, in front of family and friends at Falmouth’s Greenbank Hotel, the pair celebrated 60 happy years of marriage.
They were joined at the special lunch by their two sons, David and Peter, two grandchildren, and their two great-grandchildren.
Lilian said: “We met in 1950, two years before we got married. We met at a local dance in Camelford, Geoffrey had just completed his national service and was back working in the local area.”
They were married in Camelford in October 1952, and lived in North Cornwall for the first 11 years of their marriage.
They then moved to Falmouth in 1963, moving into a home on Mongleath Avenue with their children, and both of them enjoyed working in the town.
Their son David said: “Dad worked in the motor trade and his career included senior roles in the service departments of Jennings, Riders and finally Parkside Garages, while mum worked at Intrepid Fishing Reels, Tregoniggie and the Penmere Manor Hotel.”