A couple have become one of the youngest to mark their diamond wedding after tying the knot on the bride’s 16th birthday 60 years ago.
Lynne and Bert Woolliss began dating at school after he stared at her so often she “thought there was something wrong with him”.
They married on July 17, 1961.
Lynne, 76, said it was the “best thing to ever happen” as Bert, 77, has spent decades making her laugh.
She added: “We’ve grown together. We were just children when we met.
“Sixty years on, the passion is still there.”
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Bert added: “She looks as beautiful today as she did the first day I saw her.”
The couple, from Cleethorpes, Lincs, got a card from the Queen to mark their anniversary last Saturday.
They met in 1959 after he “became a bit of a nuisance” by shouting her name across the wall at their school.
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She eventually fell for his charms and became pregnant.
When Lynne broke the news to Bert, he casually told her: “We ought to get married then.”
Lynne was seven months pregnant when she wed 17-year-old Bert, with just six people in attendance.
She said: “My mother was so ashamed of me, she wouldn’t even come to our wedding.
“But I think we made the right decision.”
The couple went on to have five children, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Lynne added: “We have a lovely family and lovely life.”