Whittlesey couple celebrate six decades of marriage
PUBLISHED: 10:06 27 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:06 27 September 2017
A couple, who were the first to celebrate nuptial mass in a Fenland church for more than 400 years, have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.
Ernie and Olive Hall tied the knot in Wisbech Saint Mary parish church in 1957.
They created history by celebrating nuptial mass for the first time in more than 400 years.
Both were active members of the church youth club when they met.
For the wedding a guard of honour was formed by the Brownie pack for which Olive was brown owl.
Ernie, who was a keen cricketer and photographer, was employed by the Post Office.
Olive was keen on hockey and played for Wisbech ladies until a knee injury put a stop to her sporting activities.
She worked for Smedleys in the accounts department at Wisbech and Whyteleafe in Surrey.
They both enjoy travelling, their favourite destinations being Lake Constance in Germany and Bruges, Belgium.
They have three daughters, Judith, Ann and Ruth and grandson Robert, married to Selina with two great grandchildren Alisha and Luke.
On the day of their anniversary Ernie and Olive attended a service in St Mary’s Church, Whittlesey, in the morning before going out for a meal.
They had a celebratory luncheon party at home for family to mark their 60 years of marriage.