Ballroom dance led to romance for pair

Eddie and Jean Greenwell from Hollyoak House at Wharton Street, Newsham, Blyth, celebrate 60 years of marriage.
Eddie and Jean Greenwell from Hollyoak House at Wharton Street, Newsham, Blyth, celebrate 60 years of marriage.

A BLYTH couple are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary.

It was love at first sight when Eddie and Jean Greenwell met at a Christmas dance at the Roxy Ballroom in Post Office Square, Blyth, in 1950, and the pair have been there for each other ever since.

Eddie, then 19, was working in the building trade at the time, and Jean, 17, was a machinist and curtain-maker at the Hedley Young department store in Bridge Street, Blyth.

The pair, of Wharton Street in Newsham, married in Morpeth in 1951 and have a son, Nick, and a daughter, Alison, along with five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.