Irene and Jack are diamond

A couple who have lived in their Eastwood home for the last 50 years have celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversary.

Irene and Jack Judd, who live in Seymour Road, marked the milestone with a party for family and friends at the Greasley Miners’ Welfare.

The couple, who were given chocolates, flowers and a fruit and a basket for the occasion, said the secret to a long marriage was ‘loving one and other’.

“You just can’t beat it,” said Irene.

“It’s just simply loving on and other.

“We do shout at each other a lot though!,” she added.

Irene and Jack met at the cinema in Heanor and went on to marry at St Mary’s Church in Eastwood.

They lived with Jack’s parents in Newthorpe Common before moving to their home in Seymour Road.

Irene, 81, worked in the canteen at Vic Hallam and later went on to work in a motel in Eastwood, and as a barmaid in some local pubs.

Jack, 83, worked as a wagon repairer at Turners in Langley Mill and later went on to work at Stanton Ironworks.

The couple had three sons, Mark, Andrew and John, and they have seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.