Diamond celebration for Bridlington couple

Charlie and Joyce Jackson. (PA1248-3)
Charlie and Joyce Jackson. (PA1248-3)

Bridlington couple Joyce and Charlie Jackson are celebrating 60 years of happy marriage together today, after meeting each other shortly after the second world war.

The couple, now both aged 85, met at Driffield Sanatorium when Charlie was invalided in the RAF and Joyce had also been admitted with sickness.

“Charlie was discharged first but he came back to see me, which was sweet of him, and we were married five years later,” Joyce said.

They were married on 29 November 1952 at a church in Hessle. The couple have a daughter, Jayne Chatterton, who lives in Rudston and a son, Richard Jackson, who lives in Spain but is coming back for their diamond wedding anniversary celebrations.

“My daughter arranged for us to have afternoon tea at the St Quintin Arms at Harpham,” Joyce said. “There should be about 30 of us there, which will be lovely.”

Charlie, who is from Bridlington, was an engineer and Joyce, originally from Hessle, was a civilian in the police, before they retired.

Joyce, who turns 86 in January, added: “The secret to a happy marriage is to look after each other. Charlie caught me up this month, when he turned 85. He’s my toyboy.”