joy for diamond couple

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A FILEY couple are celebrating after toasting 60 years of marital bliss.

Blanche and Fred Keable, of Hindle Drive, marked their Diamond anniversary this week with a trip to London complete with a West End show.

The couple tied the knot in St Oswald’s Church, in Church Hill and have lived in their same Filey home for 57 years.

They have two sons, Andrew, 58, and John, 47, and five grandchildren and regularly enjoy evenings playing bingo and dominoes at Filey Sports Club.

Mrs Keable, 84, has lived in Filey all of her life and began her working career at the former Hunters Hand Laundry, in West Road.

She moved on to a role as a general assistant at Filey Junior School before moving to Sterchi’s and eventually into the company’s chocolate shop.

Mr Keable, 83, is originally from Hull, and served as a volunteer in the Duke of Wellington Infantry between 1944 and 1948 in countries such as Egypt and Sudan.

He settled in Filey and worked at the Butlins Holiday camp for nearly 30 years, becoming the manager of the amusement park and chairlifts.

Mrs Keable said the secret of their success was down to listening to each other and enjoying each other’s company.

She added: “Its all about give and take, you have your ups and downs but its wonderful to have reached 60 years together.”

After their capital trip, the couple enjoyed another celebration with a family gathering at the Corner Cafe.