Gorleston couple's Diamond Wedding joy

LOVE has not dimmed between a devoted couple who celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary last week.Sixty years since walking down the aisle, the spark is still very much alive for Vincent and Margaret Tudball from Gorleston.

LOVE has not dimmed between a devoted couple who celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary last week.

Sixty years since walking down the aisle, the spark is still very much alive for Vincent and Margaret Tudball from Gorleston.

Originally from South Wales, Mr and Mrs Tudball tied the knot in their home town of Tonypandy on April 8 1950.

They left the Valleys 16 years later when Vincent took up a post as an electronics lecturer at Great Yarmouth College.

Now great grandparents, the couple made a happy family home in Norfolk with daughters Linda and Christine.

Margaret, 79, worked as administrator for several years, firstly at the Matthes old bakery and later for social services in Gorleston.

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Keen travellers, their wanderlust was satisfied spending holidays at home and abroad after Vincent retired from teaching in 1990. Both took part in ballroom dancing and short mat bowls until the advancing years made this difficult.

Members of the congregation at Christchurch in Yarmouth and keen rugby fans, they also share a love of music and reading.

Vincent was a former chairman and secretary of the Welsh Society of Great Yarmouth, which has now disbanded.

The couple have five grandchildren Nicola, James, Sarah, Louise and Helen and great grandsons, five year old Adam, Thehan, three, and four month old Gyan.

Friends and relatives joined Mr and Mrs Tudball to celebrate their anniversary at Fritton House Hotel on Sunday.

Reflecting on the secret of a successful marriage Vincent said: “It is important that as well as husband and wife we are good friends and share a number of interests. I celebrated my 81st birthday just two days before our anniversary so there were plenty of cards on the mantelpiece, including one from the Queen.”