A COUPLE from Kidderminster who bonded over a shared interest in motorbikes in the 1950s are this week celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary.

Mick and Janet Lamb, who have lived in Kidderminster for 50 years, still enjoy social events with Bewdley Motorcycle Club, which they joined before they married 60 years ago.

Janet, 79, told The Shuttle: "We met at Kidderminster swimming baths - I used to go every Sunday morning and Mick would come down to see my cousin Gerald because they both had motorbikes.

"The following week we went to the pictures with my cousin and his girlfriend. That was in August and we married the January after the following Christmas."

Mick, an instrument artificer at the ICI and Janet, a secretary at Brintons carpets, married at St Mary's Church in Kidderminster.

The pair went on to have two daughters, five grandchildren and one great grandchild - with another on the way in July.

Asked the secret to a long and happy marriage, Janet said: "Do everything together, have lots of hobbies, lots of friends and a very close family."

She added: "We've belonged to Bewdley Motorcycle Club since before Mick and I were married.

"We go to lots of events social events and like going on holiday together. We're going to a Motown and Soul Festival in September in the Isle of Wight."

The happy couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary on January 31 with a party at Bewdley Golf Club with friends and family on Saturday.

Their daughter Nikki Cooper said: "They are very young at heart and have a fantastic social life.

"Janet's parents also celebrated 60 years of marriage which featured in The Shuttle many years ago.

"Congratulations on an amazing achievement of 60 years of marriage to a very special couple."