A HEREFORD couple are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.

Derek, 92, and Mavis, 89 Adams married at St Paul's Church in Tupsley on February 5, 1948 after meeting at a youth club.

They went on to have two children, Roger in 1949, and Janet (now Davies) in 1952.

Mrs Davies said: "I know my mum always says, 'Never go to bed angry.' I think think they have both had separate interests but are both very good friends."

The couple, who live in Grafton, have maintained a busy social life since they retired, enjoying country dancing and country music.

Mr Adams was also a morris dancer, while Mrs Adams ran a brownie pack at All Saints.

Mrs Davies said: "They are very busy. Mum, even now, stills works at Acorns charity shop in town. They both go to an art group at Bartestree."

During Mr Adams' career he worked a tinsmith, a mechanical engineer and a panel beater.

Mrs Adams has worked for Bulmers, Hereford Herd Book Society and Hereford County Hospital.

To celebrate their anniversary the couple, who have five grandchildren, are going out for a family afternoon tea.