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Frank and Jean Hunter celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on September 5, 2013

Frank and Jean Hunter celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on September 5, 2013

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September 5 is a very special day to one Kirkcaldy couple who reach a significant marital milestone today (Thursday).

Frank and Jean Hunter, who live in the town’s Lindores Drive, are marking 60 happy years together as husband and wife.

The couple were married on September 5, 1953 at Kirkcaldy Registrar’s.

Jean told The Press that they first met on Kirkcaldy High Street when they were teenagers.

She explained: “We were both 15 and working in our first jobs.

“I was working in Constables the Jewellers, and Frank was working in the Auld Hoose.

“We just kept meeting each other in the street.”

And from there, romance blossomed and the couple went on to marry.

The Hunters have two children, Irene and Ronnie, as well as five grandchildren, three great grand children and one on the way.

Latterly, before their retirement Frank worked in the Maltings in the Lang Toun, while Jean was manageress in ladies’ clothing store Dorothy Perkins.

Jean said the couple were hoping to mark their diamond anniversary with a celebration with their family.

These days a marriage that lasts for so long is extremely special, so what do the Hunters think is the secret to such a long and happy marriage and what advice would they give?

Jean added: “We’ve been discussing this and we think it’s tolerance.”