It was a love of drama which first brought diamond duo John and Shirley White together during a play rehearsal at the Cooperative Drama Group, Clarkson Street Hall, Mansfield.
The Chester Street couple courted for two-and-a-half years before tying the knot at St Augustine Church, off Abbott Road, on 5th December 1953.
They celebrated the milestone with 70 friends and family at a party.
Said Shirley: “It was cold, fogy and raining on the day we married but it was lovely. All the family were together and it was just a lovely