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Diamond couple join the jet set

A Borehamwood couple who fell in love as teenagers in London celebrated 60 years of marriage with a blessing, party and holiday in Portugal.

Thomas Rumble, 80, who is president of the Three Ways Community Centre, and his wife Eileen, 79, met in Marylebone, aged 16 and 15, when they were introduced by relatives.

The couple, who were both from London, married on April 3, 1943, at a Roman Catholic church in Paddington, where they lived and had two of their children, Pauline and Thomas Rumble. They moved to Borehamwood in 1954, where they had their third child, Sue Mason.

The couple, who live in Grantham Green and have two grandchildren aged 31 and 34, celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a blessing at St Teresa's Church, a Saturday night party at Aberford Hall with 100 guests, and a five-day holiday in Portugal, paid for by their three children.

Mrs Rumble, also a member of the Three Ways Community Centre, said of their long marriage: "We share and take one day at a time."

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