Couple celebrate diamond day
PUBLISHED: 16:04 16 July 2015 | UPDATED: 16:04 16 July 2015
A Backwell couple will celebrate 60 years of marriage today (Thursday).
Gerry and Pat Hughes have lived in the area since 1959. They have five children and 12 grand-children, and the family will visit on Sunday to take part in the diamond wedding anniversary celebrations.
Gerry played an instrumental part in the growth of Backwell Athletic Football Club, while Pat used to run a group of brownies.
Gerry, aged 84, used to work in the timber trade while Pat, aged 79, was involved in market research. They met in Essex in a timber trade office and moved to Backwell soon afterwards, and Pat said it was a wrench to leave, but neither of them have ever regretted moving.