Ex civil servants celebrated their platinum anniversary with a party surrounded by their family and friends at Brampton Day Centre.

Vic and Betty Speers, of West End, Brampton met when they were 15 and 14 at a youth club in Aldershot in 1941.

90-year-old Vic said: “I thought Betty was lovely from the moment I met her and I still think she is lovely today.”

The pair had a wartime white wedding on October 6, 1945 in Aldershot as Vic came back from Germany for the occasion that was shared with neighbours, friends and family.

“Obviously there was clothes rationing and food rationing so things were tight but our neighbours got together to give us our wedding breakfast.”

The couple moved up to Huntingdonshire after Vic’s work bought him to RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire and Betty’s to RAF Brampton.

They went onto have three children, five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

When asked what the secret to their 70 years of marriage, Vic added: “We just work together; we have always been like that.”

Now retired the pair spend their time helping out at Brampton Day Centre.