Codnor duo make it 60

NRHNBE120316d3, Diamond wedding anniversary of Albert and Elsie Stanway, Nottingham Road, Codnor.
NRHNBE120316d3, Diamond wedding anniversary of Albert and Elsie Stanway, Nottingham Road, Codnor.

Diamond duo Albert and Elsie Stanway celebrated 60 years of marital bliss this week.

The Codnor couple, who still live in the house they had built 50 years ago on Nottingham Road, met when they were just 14-years-old.

NRHNBE120316d2, Diamond wedding anniversary of Albert and Elsie Stanway, Nottingham Road, Codnor.

NRHNBE120316d2, Diamond wedding anniversary of Albert and Elsie Stanway, Nottingham Road, Codnor.

The pair were pulling in shifts on stocking knitting machines at the Aristoc hosiery firm in Langley Mill, in the 1940s, when they took a shine to each other.

They got married in 1952 at All Saints Church in Ripley, at the time each earning just £4-a-week from their day job.

The couple, who were proud to received a card from the Queen on Wednesday, went on to have four daughters, Alison, Audrey Sandra and Susan, and have six grandchildren.

After retiring, the green-fingered pair turned their attention towards their garden and have held a long lasting love of travelling and holidaying - most often driving to Cornwall for summer breaks.

Albert says the key to their long lasting happiness is family.

He said: Elsie and I had brothers and sisters and now we have a big family of our own - it’s just wonderful.”