Letters to love

PUBLISHED: 13:42 11 May 2007 | UPDATED: 22:47 28 May 2010

Pic: Brian Purdy

Pic: Brian Purdy

Joan and Raymond Smith, penpals during the Second World War, will celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary next Thursday. Lifelong Chatteris woman Joan first wrote to Raymond when he was serving in the Army in Burma in 1943. After the war Raymond moved

Joan and Raymond Smith, penpals during the Second World War, will celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary next Thursday.

Lifelong Chatteris woman Joan first wrote to Raymond when he was serving in the Army in Burma in 1943.

After the war Raymond moved to Chatteris from his home in Hertfordshire and they married at the town's Parish Church.

Joan, 80, and Raymond, 85, worked on farm land around Chatteris and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows at Ely Cathedral.


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