Kath and Terry Robinson from Humberston, Lincolnshire drained their financial savings on a £20 marriage ceremony costume and £4.10 three-tiered marriage ceremony cake so did not splash out on the photographs
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A pair who had been too broke to get their marriage ceremony photographs developed 60 years in the past have lastly seen them on their diamond anniversary.
Kath and Terry Robinson had been a younger couple counting the pennies after they tied the knot in 1961.
Kath’s £20 marriage ceremony costume and their £4.10 three-tier cake drained their financial savings.
They usually needed to borrow a good friend’s automobile to take them to church and to journey to Wales on their honeymoon earlier than Terry left to do his Nationwide Service.
They’d the photographer’s proofs along with his title over them, however sadly didn’t have any cash left over from the large day to organize them.
Terry, who co-owned a Jaguar renovations agency, was spending his total £13-a-month earnings on the mortgage, and all the things else got here out of Kath’s £5-a-month pay as a cleaner.
She mentioned: “We by no means had a lot left over.”
Now their household have developed the photographs as a shock for his or her sixtieth anniversary.
The ensuing album was offered to the 84-year-olds at a celebration to mark the milestone.
Terry mentioned: “We’ve waited 60 years for that.”
Kath added: “We had at all times saved the proofs.
“It was a shock to obtain the album and take a look at the photographs in any case these years.”
The couple had been additionally delighted to obtain a diamond anniversary telegram from the Queen.
Her Majesty wrote: “I ship my congratulations to you on such an important day.”
The couple, from Humberston, Lincs, have sons Michael and David, six grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.