DUNCHURCH couple Mary and Pete Stacey celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday.
Their diamond anniversary has been extra special with a commemorative card from the Queen.
Mary and Pete, of Long Furlong, have lived within the Rugby borough for most of their lives apart from spending the first ten years of retirement on the South Coast close to the Isle of Wight, where Mary spent her childhood.
Pete was in the Navy when they first met and their love of travel - especially cruising - has made their children envious.
Travel remains a passion for them albeit more closer to home of late.
They have three children Julie, Sally and Guy, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The couple had a party with family and friends and their daughters spoke of treasured childhood memories including camping in Europe.
At the party they had a cake made with the theme of the musical South Pacific. The show was first seen by them on their honeymoon in Brighton.
Sally arranged for them to visit to the mayor’s parlour where they met Cllr Kathryn Lawrence.
They said “love, loyalty and respect” are the key to a successful marriage.
“It is fantastic they have reached their diamond Aaniversary and I wish them many more happy years together,” said Sally.