Biking couple mark 50 year marriage

John and June Webley, of Duckmanton.
John and June Webley, of Duckmanton.

TEENAGE sweethearts are celebrating 50 years of golden romance.

June and John Webley, of Duckmanton, marked their wedding anniversary on April 14 with a holiday.

June, aged 15, met John after becoming a teacher for the girls at their local church Sunday school.

John, aged 16, was an apprentice carpenter and joiner and already a teacher for the boys.

June, 71, said: “We exchanged smiles across the aisle and went on to become very good friends.”

They married at Chesterfield Register Office in 1962.

John, 72, finished his apprenticeship and become a carpenter then a trench inspector for Derbyshire County Council while June was a teacher for 28 years in local schools.

The couple, who enjoy playing tennis and getting out and about on John’s motorbike, have one son, Robert.