CONGRATULATIONS to a Cudworth couple who celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary yesterday.
Valerie and Herbert Youel, 82 and 83 respectively, have been happily married for 60 years after meeting at a mutual friend’s house party and forming a ‘gradual but lovely’ connection.
When asked about the secret to a long and happy marriage, Valerie said: “We just love each other very dearly.
“But if you asked my husband, he’d tell you ‘I worked night shifts and Valerie worked days’ – I was a shop assistant and Herbert was a welder.”
The couple have two sons, Michael and Nicholas, and five grandchildren.
They will celebrate their anniversary at Boatman’s Rest tonight with a barbecue with close friends and family.
Valerie added: “You realise as you get older just how precious life is.
“You have to soak up every single part, you have to make the most of it.”