SIXTY years of marriage was celebrated by a Harefield couple yesterday (Thursday).
Barbara and Colin Rudd met when they lived a few doors away from each other in Northwood Road in the 1940s.
Barbara was just 20 and Colin 26 when they married in 1953 and they say the secret to a long marriage is keeping busy and never being bored.
Mrs Rudd worked as an office clerk taking short hand notes and Mr Rudd was a carpenter.
They had two children, a daughter, who sadly passed away six years ago from cancer, and a son, Steven.
Last Thursday, Mr and Mrs Rudd marked their landmark year with a celebratory lunch with their son at a village pub.
The pair now live in Merle Avenue and are well-known figures in the community.
They own an allotment which they visit most days and are also active members of the Harefield History Society and the Northwood Lions.