A couple from Hereford will celebrate 70 years of marriage this July.

Pat and Roy Cobb tied the knot on July 3, 1948 in their home county of Essex.

The pair met in 1946 while working at a radio factory and got married just three days after Pat's 17th birthday.

Pat, now 87, said: "It was young, but in those days you left school and started working when you were 14."

The couple lived and raised their family of four children in Romford, Essex. When their daughter, Jan, moved to Herefordshire in 2001 to run a farm at Hope-under-Dinmore, Pat and Roy followed soon after, with their youngest son also making the move west.

The pair have lived in Hampton Dene in Hereford ever since and love it here.

Pat continued: "I missed city life at first but over the years I have had to slow down and life in Hereford is much better."

Pat and Roy also have ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren between them.

Describing the secrets of a long and happy marriage, Pat said: "It's about give and take. My husband is very good with the children. We are a close family."

Reaching the platinum wedding anniversary is quite the rare and Pat is proud to have this in common with a very famous couple- the Queen and Prince Phillip.

"We are always a year behind the Queen and Prince Phillip."

Pat added: "They have three sons and a daughter too!"