Diamond delight for ‘lucky’ Boston couple

Ron and Marjorie Heslam of Boston, celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary.
Ron and Marjorie Heslam of Boston, celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary.

A COUPLE who have celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversary consider themselves lucky to have lasted so long.

Ron, 85, and Marjorie, 83, Heslam, of High Grove Crescent, Boston, celebrated the marriage milestone on Thursday.

The pair, who were born and bred in the Boston area, met in Anton’s Gowt when they both lived there.

Ron said that although the pair were not ‘well off’ they went on dates and began going out together.

They married on February 23, 1952, at Holy Trinity Church. Ron was 25 and Marjorie 23.

Ron said: “We didn’t have a slap-up do, we had a quiet day and went to my grandparents in Screddington for our honeymoon.”

The pair have had several jobs during their life including a period when they both worked at the Cooperative – Ron on hardware and Marjorie in the grocery section.

Ron also worked on the land, for C and C Wrights ironmongers, before cable laying and gardening at the electricity board for 23 years.

Majorie has also worked at Woolworths and at Boston Timber.

They have a son David, 50, and daughter Susan, 54, four grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Ron said: “Round here, there are a lot of women on their own who have lost husbands.

“I think we’re very lucky, I can’t tell you why or what we did to deserve it.”

The couple celebrated the occasion with family.