Wolverhampton couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

A couple who met at an engineering factory in Wolverhampton celebrated their diamond wedding in style with a cream tea and a card from the Queen.

WOLVERHAMPTON PIC / DAVID HAMILTON PIC / EXPRESS AND STAR PIC 4/3/21 Celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary Don Price and his wife Sheila Price, of Bilbrook, Wolverhampton..
WOLVERHAMPTON PIC / DAVID HAMILTON PIC / EXPRESS AND STAR PIC 4/3/21 Celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary Don Price and his wife Sheila Price, of Bilbrook, Wolverhampton..

Don and Sheila Price were working at Fasnir Bearings when they met and four years later married at St Mary's Church in Hurst Hill, Coseley, on March 4, 1961.

Both remember it well as the sun was shining and their reception was held at The Queen's Ballroom in Wolverhampton.

However, the bungalow where they were due to spend their honeymoon was not completed and so instead they went to Sheila's sister's home in London.

The couple went on to have three daughters, Alison, Louise and Michelle and nine grandchildren and until recently were involved with the Wolverhampton Wednesday warm-up group, designed to help people who are homeless.

Sheila, aged 82, who also used to work at The Faith, Hope and Charity shop in Salop Street, said she believed the secret to a happy marriage is "working together as a team, laughing and being able to forgive little spats".

Celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary Don Price and his wife Sheila Price, of Bilbrook, Wolverhampton

Don, aged 85, who was a toolsetter when they met, spent time on National service in Hong Kong and Malaya before they married.

A keen Wolves supporter until the lockdown restrictions he said that he had now treated himself to a sports channel to watch the games on television.

He said: "Our daughters delivered a cream tea as a surprise celebration and we received a card from the Queen.

"I think the main thing for a happy marriage is trust, being compatible and forgiveness."

Later in the day the couple also celebrated with an online meeting with their grandchildren.

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