A STOURPORT grandmother is "thrilled" to be celebrating her 60th wedding anniversary with her husband after recovering from a brain tumour diagnosed earlier this year.

Zelma Barry, aged 79, thought she wouldn't see the day of the diamond wedding anniversary, which she is celebrating today (December 7) with her husband Roger Barry, aged 82.

She was diagnosed with the tumour in the summer, which devastated her family. However, following a successful operation, doctors managed to remove the tumour and Zelma has now made a recovery.

Their daughter Gayle Barry, aged 48, said: "My mum was diagnosed with a brain tumour in August to our huge shock.

"She was rushed through to have an operation at Coventry and Warwickshire University Hospital.

"She had her whole brain tumour removed. She's fully recovered, up and about, and very well."

Kidderminster Shuttle: Zelma and Roger Barry on their wedding dayZelma and Roger Barry on their wedding day (Image: Family handout)

Zelma and Roger, who live in Areley Kings, first met at the Riverside Fair in Stourport. They were married at All Saints Church in Wilden in 1963. They both worked at the Stourport Tannery in the first year of their marriage.

Roger and Zelma were both keen caravanners and have fond memories of travelling the country together on holidays. 

Zelma said she was "thrilled to bits" that she has made a recovery and can celebrate her milestone with family.

When she was asked to share the secret to a long and happy marriage, Zelma said: "I think it's just give and take.

"We met on the bumping cars and it's sometimes been a bumpy ride".

Roger said he was "on top of the world" to be celebrating the milestone.

He said: "I didn't think she would reach it with me".

Zelma and Barry have two daughters and three grandsons and will be celebrating their milestone with their family on the weekend.

They were delighted to receive a card of congratulations from the King and Queen.

Zelma will be celebrating her 80th birthday in January next year.