A couple who met while out walking on the Groves in Chester have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

Jim and Enid Mason, who live in Plas Newton, met in 1954 overlooking the weir near the Old Dee Bridge.

Enid, née Williams, is a true Cestrian, born within the city walls, and Jim hails from Crewe.

The couple were married two years later in 1956 on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 30th birthday, April 21, at Holy Ascension Church in Upton.

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Jim’s career was centred in engineering and Enid’s was in nursing in Chester hospitals.

They have three children and seven grandchildren including two sets of twins.

Daughter Jane Ashworth said: “Love and laughter have played a major part in their marriage and still continues to do so.”

The couple celebrated with family and received a telegram from the Queen on their special day.