A globetrotting York couple today celebrate 60 years of happy marriage.

Michael Potter, 83, and his wife Beris, 84, of Peasholme Green, met at a church youth club as teenagers in their home town of Norwich and married in 1951.

A week after their marriage, the pair moved to Selby for Michael’s work.

Beris went on to work as a supervisor for Barclays bank, while Eric’s career as a professional engineer for Unilever saw the couple travelling all over the world, including stints in The Philippines and Brazil.

Michael retired at 55 to settle in York and has volunteered for the The National Trust for more than 30 years, while he and Beris have served more than 16 years as members of The National Trust committee. The couple’s son, Andrew, and daughter, Hilary, and five grandchildren will be attending a lunch to celebrate, alongside close friends.