A FARINGDON couple will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary tomorrow.

Ian and Carrie Norquoy, who are now proud grandparents of four, first met in her native Malta in 1957.

The diamond pair married in London two years later and settled to Grove in 1971, before moving to Stanford in the Vale and finally Faringdon 20 years ago.

Read again: Dad-of-ten celebrates his 100th birthday

Mrs Norquoy, who turned 81 yesterday, explained: “Patience, being good friends and just getting on well together – that’s the secret.

“It’s been a long time.”

Herald Series:

Mr Norquoy, whose family hail from the Orkney Islands off Scotland, was working for the Royal Air Force when he met his future wife.

The 82-year-old explained: “There was a great big hotel in Malta, the Phoenicia - we met on the ballroom dance floor.

“Sixty years seems to have flown by.”

Read again: Remember When an Oxford motorist tried to woo his traffic warden with a rose

The former serviceman, who worked in communications for the RAF for 40 years and ended up based in Abingdon, continued: “I have done a fair bit of worldwide travelling with work and she came with me.”

The pair have two children, Anne and Malcolm, who both have two children themselves.

The family are going out for a meal to celebrate and the Norquoys will then visit their son in Singapore in April.