Great-grandson arrives just in time for Fressingfield couple’s diamond day

Edwin and Edith Coe are celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary ANL-160413-183334009
Edwin and Edith Coe are celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary ANL-160413-183334009

Little Isaac Fuell is a bit of a scene stealer.

He arrived on Saturday, just days before all the family attention should have been on his great-grandparents, Edwin and Edith Coe, as they celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

We have been very contented and happy together

Not that they minded sharing their big day.

“He has stolen our thunder a bit but he is a great little boy and he is going to get spoiled,” said Mrs Coe.

“It is great to be a great-grandparent.”

Mr and Mrs Coe, who are both 83 and live in John Shepherd Road, Fressingfield, met at Framlingham Gala.

“I was with a friend of Eddy’s and he caught my eye,” Mrs Coe admitted.

Mrs Coe was originally from Thorpeness and her husband from Redlingfield and the couple married at Saxmundham. Their diamond wedding was yesterday.

Mr Coe ran an agricultural engineering business until he retired at 65 and the couple moved to Fressingfield about four years ago to be closer to their daughter Karen.

Their other daughter, Tessa, lives in Colorado and the couple have made a number of visits to America to see her and her son who is a university student.

Mrs Coe is partially sighted and in view of their health they are keeping their celebrations down to a family party.

“We have been very contented and happy together,” said Mrs Coe.

“Give and take” was her husband’s advice to couples embarking on marriage.