Submitted by Gill Picken
A Hampshire couple had been celebrating on the weekend as they reached a particular marriage ceremony anniversary.
Valerie and Roy Carrying, who stay in Aldershot, Hampshire, celebrated their platinum marriage ceremony anniversary on Sunday, June 6.
The couple married in 1951 at St Paul’s Church in Tongham once they had been each aged 20.
Roy was born in Tongham in June 1930, the youthful son of Bert and Dorrie Carrying. Valerie was born in July 1930 in Mytchett, the center of three daughters of Ernie and Con Baston.
The Baston household moved from Mytchett to Aldershot quickly after Valerie was born after which in 1937 moved to Tongham.
Roy and Valerie first met aged seven once they had been each pupils at Tongham Village College.
Nevertheless, in August 1940 the college constructing was broken when the Germans bombed an ammunition practice in Tongham Railway Station, rendering the college constructing unusable.
Because of this, Valerie’s mom took her away from the college and despatched her to Newport Street College the place she had beforehand been a pupil, and Roy went to Farnham Grammar College.
The couple met once more aged 14 once they had been each attending affirmation courses at Tongham Church. Their relationship flourished and so they turned engaged in 1949 and married in 1951.
On leaving Farnham Grammar College, Roy was apprenticed to and have become a phone engineer on the GPO, Aldershot. Valerie was additionally apprenticed at Thomas Whites division retailer and have become a women hairdresser.
After their marriage they moved to Park Street, Aldershot, the place their son Philip and daughter Celia had been born. After their youngsters married and left residence, Roy and Valerie moved to Ash Inexperienced in 1979, earlier than they moved again to Aldershot to Kingsley Court docket in 2007. Roy retired as a phone engineer in 1990.
Valerie didn’t return to hairdressing however went to work within the Enquiry Workplace at Aldershot Hospital in 1957. In 1968 she moved to Farnham Hospital the place she turned the supervisor of the Outpatients Division, till she retired additionally in 1990.
To mark the event, the couple visited Valerie’s sister Gill’s backyard for a celebration with different family members.
The couple additionally obtained a congratulatory card from The Queen.