A BARRY couple will celebrate 60 years of marriage with a family meal while coronavirus lockdown measures are still in place.

Faye Woolcock, 81 and husband Alfred, 87, of Kenilworth Road, got married in St Cadoc’s Church, the Old Village, Cadoxton, on July 16, 1960.

The diamond couple have two children and two grandchildren.

Mrs Woolcock made gloves in the glove factory and Mr Woolcock worked on a building site in Cadoxton and, when aged 18, was stationed in Egypt, with the army, for 19 ½ months.


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Mrs Woolcock said: “We met at a friend’s wedding at the evening do.

“I thought he was not bad.

“He couldn’t believe his luck. Had a date and went to the pictures – the Theatre Royal.”

Mr Woolcock added: “We danced around all night then we met later on and started going out together.”

The pair honeymooned in Jersey for a week.

“It was the first time I’d been on a plane,” Mrs Woolcock said.

And the secret of a long marriage, she said: “It’s got to be give and take.

“We’ve been really lucky and happy.”