Diss couple commemorate diamond anniversary today

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A Diss couple who celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary yesterday say that ‘honesty and fairness’ is the key to a long and successful marriage.

Denis Clarke, aged 89, formerly a baker, and his wife Josephine, 86, a former office worker, both from Stanley Road, joined a special family gathering last Saturday to help commemorate 60 years since their wedding day on December 17, 1955.

Mr Clarke, who worked as a baker for 30 years before retiring, told the Diss Express: “The key is to be honest and loving, and to be fair. They have been long, happy years.

“We get on very well together. We have never had an argument.”

The couple, who have lived at their current Diss residence for around 44 years, have six children, all boys, as well as six grandchildren.

They have continued their involvement in the community following retirement through their attendance of the Diss Christian Community Church in Vinces Road, which Mr Clarke has been a part of for 68 years, and volunteered for a long time as a greeter and doorkeeper before recently stepping down.

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