A COUPLE from Bewdley are celebrating 65 years of marriage today (Wednesday, November 6).

June and Jack Davies, 85 and 88 respectively, are marking their milestone with family at their home at Stephenson Place, just off Station Road, in Bewdley.

The lovebirds, originally from Oldbury, were wed on a cold and snowy day at Quinton Church in 1954 and first met at a hall dance on the Wolverhampton Road.

June said: "Jack came in and asked me to dance. I said to him, I'll go and dance with you as long as you don't tread on my feet.

"We clicked and that was that. I was 17."

Jack worked most of his life as a welder and was also a milkman. June worked at numerous office jobs.

She recalls fond memories of their years together, including the birth of their two children and grandchild, as well as camping holidays in Devon and Cornwall.

She said: "We are both feeling happy and lucky that we have been able to reach 65 years of being together.

"There have of course been ups and downs, good and bad moments. We consider ourselves to be very lucky."

The two have lived in Bewdley for over four years, close to the Severn Valley Railway which can be seen from their flat.

Jack said: "We are very happy together and hope it’s still going that way.

"I think if you love one another and trust one another, you can't go wrong."