It was love at first sight and now Shoreham couple has celebrated their diamond wedding

A Shoreham couple who say it was love at first sight have celebrated their diamond wedding.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 3:57 pm

Mansell Chuter, 81, and his wife Lorna, 86, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Kingsland House care home, in Kingsland Close, where they are both residents.

They met at a gospel crusade, where Lorna was the singer and Mansell was the preacher, and said ‘it was love at first sight’.

They were married in 1961 and now have three children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mansell and Lorna Chuter celebrate their diamond wedding

They both agreed listening to each other was the secret to a long and happy marriage, and said it was lovely being able to be with each other every day.

Family members sent gifts to the couple to celebrate their big day.

Karen Williams, general manager, said: “We had such a lovely day celebrating Mansell and Lorna’s anniversary. It’s so wonderful to see two people still very much in love after all these years.”

Mansell and Lorna Chuter on their wedding day in 1961