FRED and Nellie Short are celebrating 60 years of married life.
The Shorts, of Roseneath Court in Ashington, first met on Newbiggin Moor in 1947.
Fred, an ex-miner, proposed to Nellie two years later, and they were married at St John’s Church in Ashington in 1952.
They have two daughters and one grand-daughter.
Fred, 81, and Nellie, 80, marked their anniversary with a meal at Linden Hall Hotel, near Morpeth.