Devoted Exmouth couple celebrate 60 years of marriage

A LOVED-up couple from Brixington are to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary at Exmouth Pavilion - the place where they met more than six decades ago. Vera, 87, and Reg Tanner, 85, met at a dancing event held at the popular seafront venue on in Ap

A LOVED-up couple from Brixington are to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary at Exmouth Pavilion - the place where they met more than six decades ago.

Vera, 87, and Reg Tanner, 85, met at a dancing event held at the popular seafront venue on in April, 1948.

The pair, who wed two years later, will raise a toast together this Saturday, April 17, to mark their special occasion.

The couple have one daughter, Barbara, who they adopted nearly 47 years ago.


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They have two grandchildren, Luke and Kyra, as well as three great grandchildren, Daniel, Lucas and Connor.

Vera, who worked as a cook during the war for the land army girls, was brought up in Plymouth and Reg, in London.

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Reg, after completing his conscription in the RAF, worked for the AA in East Devon.

"We are still very much in love after all these years," said Vera.

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