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Rainham couple receives letter from Queen congratulating their diamond wedding anniversary

15:09 02 September 2014

FRANCES & JOHN GREENE
60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
CARD FROM THE QUEEN  & WEDDING PHOTO

FRANCES & JOHN GREENE 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CARD FROM THE QUEEN & WEDDING PHOTO

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A couple were given the royal seal of approval as they received a letter from the Queen to mark their diamond wedding anniversary.

FRANCES & JOHN GREENE
60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
WEDDING PHOTO & CARD FROM THE QUEENFRANCES & JOHN GREENE 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY WEDDING PHOTO & CARD FROM THE QUEEN

Frances and John Green, 82 and 81-years-old, of Betterton Road, Rainham, were overjoyed as they were sent a letter from the Queen, congratulating them on their 60 years of marriage.

Frances said: “We were thrilled to see that we got a letter. It’s not like you get a letter from the Queen everyday!”

The couple met in 1953 in Yalding in Kent where they went to take part in picking hops which are flowers used to make beer.

She said: “When I first met him, he was very big headed. He just had that look about him and that kind of cocky walk that a lot of boys had.

FRANCES & JOHN GREENE
60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
READ CARD FROM QUEENFRANCES & JOHN GREENE 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY READ CARD FROM QUEEN

“But for some strange reason I fell for him.”

The pair tied the knot in 1954 at St Mary and Michael’s church in Stepney and soon after moved to Rainham and had two children.

John said: “I think the secret to a long and happy marriage has a lot to do with perseverance and understanding one another.”

FRANCES & JOHN  GREENE
60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
CARD FROM QUEEN & WEDDING PHOTOFRANCES & JOHN GREENE 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CARD FROM QUEEN & WEDDING PHOTO

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