A couple are celebrating their diamond anniversary after 60 years of marriage.

Dennis and Alice Cooper from Little Paxon met when they were both in their 20’s at a fairground.

Dennis, 84, recalls the moment he met Alice, he said: “I had never seen Alice before but I remember that she stood on my foot and then I saw her again later on - I thought she was a bit of alright.”

The pair went onto to have a double wedding with Dennis’ sister in Lincolnshire in 1955.

“It was a small wedding as we didn’t have much money - we held our reception in the village hall.”

After being together for over half a century the couple often get asked what the secret to staying together so long.

“We are just happy – everybody is different today they don’t stay together and work at things,” added Dennis.

To celebrate their diamond anniversary on August 6 Dennis and Alice received a card from the Queen.

“We also went out for a big Sunday roast with all our family which was lovely.”