Ashington couple Pat and Albert Parmley recently celebrated 60 years of marriage with their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

Albert was a pitman at local collieries and the couple have lived in Ashington all of their married life.  Pat is well known in the town having worked for the Ashington Jeweller Hilton Thomas, in his shop on North Seaton Road, for a number of years.

The Civic Head of Ashington, Cllr. Marjorie Chambers, called in to congratulate the couple and present a bouquet of flowers and chocolates on behalf of the town.  Cllr. Chambers adds ‘It was a pleasure to visit Pat and Albert on the occasion of their 60th Diamond Wedding Anniversary.  They have worked and lived in Ashington throughout their marriage and we wish them many more happy years together’.