Diamond pair mark 60 years of marriage

Diamond wedding couple Frank and Rita Gregory

Diamond wedding couple Frank and Rita Gregory

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After 60 years of marriage, an Ilkeston couple today mark the milestone of their diamond wedding anniversary.

Frank, 84, and Rita Gregory, 83, of Litchen Close, Ilkeston courted for three years before tying the knot at St Mary’s Church at 3pm on Saturday February 27 1954.

Diamond wedding couple Frank and Rita Gregory on their wedding day 60 years ago
Diamond wedding couple Frank and Rita Gregory on their wedding day 60 years ago

Both born in Ilkeston, the couple met after Frank began work as manager of the New Theatre cinema on Lord Haddon Road which sat right next to Rita’s mother’s sweet shop.

 

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