A CREDITON couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Thursday, March 28, and one of the cards of congratulation they received was from King Charles and Queen Camilla.

Lynn and Vic on their wedding day.  AQ 8908
Lynn and Vic on their wedding day. AQ 8908 (Alan Quick, Crediton Courier)

Victor and Lynn White were married at Heavitree Church in Exeter in 1959 and they honeymooned in London, travelling there by train.

They had met at a dance at Topsham Barracks and Lynn’s maiden name was Greenaway.

Vic (90), was born at North Molton, was Christened at Higher Brayford and the family then moved to Folly Gate.

He has lived in Crediton for 87 years, attending Landscore School, enjoying being a member of the Cadets and Boy’s Brigade in Crediton in the 40’s.

Vic was in the Merchant Navy, and did his National Service for two years prior to that.  His Navy service saw him travel the world.

He was a bricklayer from 1948 to 1960 and then had a serious motorbike accident, which he miraculously survived and was able to walk again.

He worked at Westward Babywear and until his retirement at Ernest Jackson and Company.

At one time the couple had two allotments until Vic’s mobility issues became more difficult.

They have lived at Mill Street in Crediton for more than 60 years and before that at Butts Park.

Lynn (86), said that luck, sharing everything, and “give and take” were the secrets to their 65 happy years together.

Their neighbour Sandra Martin ensured they had a really special Blue Sapphire celebration and the couple received many cards and gifts.

Alan Quick