Eddie And Mary Holden of Little Downham Celebrate Diamond Wedding Anniversary

EDDIE and Mary Holden of Little Downham celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary today, March 25 2010. The couple became pen friends when Eddie was serving overseas in the late 1940s. After writing to each other for a while they met up in Ely when Eddi

EDDIE and Mary Holden of Little Downham celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary today, March 25 2010.

The couple became pen friends when Eddie was serving overseas in the late 1940s. After writing to each other for a while they met up in Ely when Eddie was on leave, and eventually married at St Mary's Church in 1950.

They started married life in a tin hut at the golf club and eventually moved to St Ovins Green, Chettisham and now Little Downham where they have lived for 25 years.

Mrs Holden, 81, has spent most of her married life as a home maker.


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Mr Holden, 83, worked in metal fabrications on local military bases before his retirement. He is also writes regularly to the Ely Standard, appearing on the Letter's page at least once a month. He says the secret to a long and happy marriage is "pulling together in both the good times and bad and keeping a positive attitude".

The couple have two daughters, Rosemary and Alison, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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A family party is being held to commemorate the occasion.

3801: Eddie and Mary Holden raise a glass to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary.

Photo: HELEN DRAKE

The Holdens on their wedding day at St Mary's Church in Ely on March 25, 1950.

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