A MEETING under Ledbury's Market House led to 60 years of wedded bliss for diamond wedding couple, Beryl and George Trigg.

The fateful year for Beryl and George was 1955, for that was when their story as a couple began, and three years later, on June 14, 1958, they were married in St Michael and All Angels Church.

Since then, the couple have spent all their married life at Long Acres in Ledbury, and as they look back on sixty happy years, the couple have another reason to celebrate their special anniversary, because they have both beaten cancer during the last six years.

George, now 83, and originally from Rushall, did national service in the Gloucestershire Regiment.

Granddaughter Lisa White said: "When he met Beryl he worked for Beryl's dad Tom Prosser in his timber business. When Tom retired and closed his business George went on to do the gardening for the Mckechnie family, for about 30 years.

"Beryl, now aged 81, worked for British Canners and Ledbury Preserves; but when she got married she stopped working to have their daughter, Janet. She later went on to work for Dr and Mrs Steen, Dr and Mrs Burrowes, and Dr and Mrs Schofield."

Mrs and Mrs Trigg have one daughter Janet, and one granddaughter, Lisa.

Janet said: "Mom and Dad both loved to go to country and western evening with friends; also they used to love going to darts, as Dad played for ledbury British Legion, Gloucestershire County and many more teams

"Dad has many interests. He is a member of Ledbury Horticultural Society and has been for many years, and he loves to show his vegetables at the Ledbury Flower Show, winning many 1st prizes. He's loves his gardening."

Mr Trigg was the first of ten children, with only three remaining.

Mrs Trigg, nee Prosser, was the first of three children, and she is the only one remaining.

The happy couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday with a family lunch in Worcester.