Couple mark golden day

A COUPLE, who have spent all their married lives living together in Exmouth, celebrated 50 years of marriage in a romantic and fitting location.

A COUPLE, who have spent all their married lives living together in Exmouth, celebrated 50 years of marriage in a romantic and fitting location.Seventy-five-year-old Mary and Dick Finch, 77, of Lawn Road, enjoyed their anniversary by overlooking the spot where they met more than half a century ago.The pair celebrated with a meal at Franklins Restaurant. Their son, Greg Finch, explained: "The restaurant has a view across The Strand Gardens to the sites of Millers Garage (now Exmouth Market), where my father worked. "You can also see the old Boots library on the floor above what is now a travel agents, where my mother was employed as a librarian."It was across this corner of the gardens that they would meet to take the same bus to their homes in Colaton Raleigh and East Budleigh in the 1950s."The anniversary was attended by the couple's four sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren.Mary said: "The meal was excellent - it was a memorable occasion." And, Greg added: "They were delighted that their neighbour and official photographer from their wedding day, Richard Tarr, was also present at the anniversary celebration. It was fitting that once again, he took the photos.