CONGRATULATIONS to Joyce and Colin Ratcliffe who have celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversary today.

The couple, from Irby, were married on September 12, 1959 at Westbourne Road Methodist Church in West Kirby.

They are pictured celebrating 60 very happy years of marriage with a splendid cake, crafted by Tom Fahy of Fahy's Bakery Hoylake after opening their greeting card from The Queen.

Family celebrations to follow.

Joyce, for many years had been performing with the West Kirby Light Opera Society with her father and sister Rosemary and quite fittingly had played the lead role Lucy Willow in a production of Bless the Bride just a few months prior to their wedding.

Happy Anniversary from all your family and friends.