Diamond life for Gordon and Joan

Diamond Wedding Couple'Joan & Gordon Revell'PA1139-13a'Wedding Day

Diamond Wedding Couple'Joan & Gordon Revell'PA1139-13a'Wedding Day

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SIXTY happy years of marriage were celebrated last week by a couple who are Bridlington through and through.

Gordon and Joan Revell, now of Aysgarth Rise, were both born in the town and have lived in the area all their lives – only ever moving as far as nearby Speeton.

Diamond Wedding Couple Joan & Gordon Revell PA1139-13b

Diamond Wedding Couple Joan & Gordon Revell PA1139-13b

The couple met while teenagers in 1946 when the then 15-year-old Joan went to dance lessons at the St Mary’s School Hall which were run by Gordon’s family - her future husband’s job was to wind the gramophone.

After courting the pair married at Christ Church in Bridlington on September 22, 1951.

Gordon, now 81, had his own joinery business before retiring, and ran a guest house for a number of years with Joan, 79, on New Burlington Road.

They have two sons, Paul and Ian along with daughter-in-laws Yvonne and Sue, and four granddaughters, Sophie, Hollie, Chloe and Abigail.

The pair celebrated their Diamond Wedding anniversary at Flamborough Golf Club last week, with dozens of friends and family there for the event.

When asked what the key was to such a long and happy marriage, Joan said: “It’s having such a lovely family around us at all times.

“We support each other and are the best of friends and we share a lot of interests and still go out with old friends every week, which is a tonic to us all.”

Now retired, Gordon plays golf and snooker, while Joan helps out at the Riding For the Disabled charity.