A Nantwich couple celebrated Valentine’s Day in their diamond anniversary year with a little help from their local supermarket.

James and Kathleen Wootton, from Baddiley, were invited in to Sainsbury’s on Middlewich Road for a special Valentine’s lunch.

The couple, married 60 years, met in Crewe where James was an electronics engineer and Kathleen worked at the West Street Co-operative.

They later married at St Barnabas’ Church in West Street and honeymooned in Blackpool, where they recall how cold it was and how few luxuries there were as many ex-servicemen were billeted there.

They moved to Baddiley 40 years ago and are very popular with residents in the village.

Sainsbury’s Nantwich spokeswoman Olwyn Payton said: “I see them regularly as they live near me and they come into the store at least once a week.

“They are a true example to us all: always positive and optimistic.

“They said the secret to their long and happy marriage is that they have never stopped caring for one another and that they have always been willing to give and take.”

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