Couple return for blessing to mark 60 years of marriage

Jill and Ron Morley, centre, - diamond couple
Jill and Ron Morley, centre, - diamond couple

A special couple attended the Sunday service at Binbrook Church this week to mark their 60 years of marriage.

Based at RAF Binbrook, Ron Morley met Binbrook girl Jill Firth, daughter of carrier and coal merchant Leonard Firth, at a dance in 1949.

On April 4, 1953 they were married at St Mary and St Gabriel Church by the Rev Cuthbertson.

Having celebrated their Diamond Wedding earlier in the month with a family meal, the couple, who now live in Leicester, returned to Binbrook Church with their family, where Father Walker performed a small blessing ceremony during the regular Sunday service.

And also attending the service was Jill’s cousin Freda Horton, who was one of the bridesmaids at the couple’s wedding 60 years ago.