A COMBERBACH couple are celebrating their long-lasting happy marriage after reaching a diamond milestone.

Richard and Margery Hall fell in love after they met at a dance way back in 1962, before marrying two years later on March 26, 1964, at a Methodist Church in Easington Lane, near Sunderland.

Moving to Cheshire, the couple settled in Comberbach in 1971, where they have lived in the same house ever since.

After tying the knot, Richard and Margery soon welcomed three daughters Cathrine, Susan and Sarah into their family.

Richard, aged 85, worked as a product manager for Albis Plastics in Knutsford, while Margery looked after their three girls.

Northwich Guardian: Margery and Richard Hall celebrated their Diamond Wedding anniversary on March 26, 2024Margery and Richard Hall celebrated their Diamond Wedding anniversary on March 26, 2024 (Image: Sarah Riley)

Despite the busy task of raising the three girls, Margery, 83, also played a very active role in the community, helping at a playgroup and as a member of the WI.

Taking on even more duties, Margery also served as the WI county chairman for four years, was a member of a choir, delivered meals on wheels with the Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS), and was on the Cheshire Show committee until recently retiring.

When she found time for hobbies, Margery liked knitting and baking, while Richard tinkered with cars and motorbikes.

To 'get some peace from the four women in the house', Richard also enjoyed spending time in the garden and on the golf course.

Northwich Guardian: Margery and Richard on their wedding dayMargery and Richard on their wedding day (Image: Sarah Riley)

Daughter Sarah Riley said the family had many lovely camping holidays in the south of France and held a family party on Sunday, March 24. 

Sarah said: "I think the secret to their long lasting relationship has been patience, compromise, doing things together but also having their separate interests. 

"They have been fantastic parents and grandparents, supporting and guiding us through the ups and downs of life and we wouldn’t have changed a thing.

"We love the dearly."