Fred and Nellie make a meal of diamond day

Fred and Ellie Short, of Ashington, are celebrating their diamond anniversary.
Fred and Ellie Short, of Ashington, are celebrating their diamond anniversary.
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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.