A couple say the secret to their 50 year marriage is “having a sense of humour”.

The Watford Observer first published an article on January 1967 to mark the union of Josephine and Robert Wade, from Watford.

Now the pair celebrated reaching their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday, December 30 2017.

Josephine met Robert during a bonfire night event at the Fullerians rugby club in Watford, where he was a former county rugby player and vice-chairman of the club.

Robert worked as a quantity surveyor and Josephine had jobs as a mid-wife and health visitor.

Their wedding was held at St Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, in Garston and had four boys, who all attended Watford Grammar School.

They now have eight grandchildren.