A CARD from the Queen began an extra special day for Worcester's Diamond Wedding Couple, Amy and Joe Bosworth.

The Bosworths celebrated sixty years of married life together on Thursday July 31 and they were thrilled to open a card of congratulations from Buckingham Palace.

The celebrations continued on Saturday, August 2, with a party for close family and friends at the Holt Fleet Hotel, where the couple chatted and danced to their favourite 1950s music.

Mrs Bosworth (nee Richardson) grew up in Sunnyside Road, Barbourne where her family worked at the glove factory, Morleys. She is the the youngest of four sisters, Lily, Edith and Annie.

Mr Bosworth met his wife-to-be when he was working at Windshields in Worcester, and when he was a member of the football team at her local pub, the Barbourne Inn.

Mr Bosworth served in the RAF with his twin brother John in 1948. The twins were the fifth of nine children who grew up living in 53 Hylton Road.

After their marriage in 1954, the happy couple were soon were able to buy a small property in Albany Road and later moved up to the Henwick Park estate.

Mrs Bosworth worked as a packer at Kays, Bransford Road until retirement and Mr Bosworth worked at Eltex in Worcester for thirty-eight years, until its closure.

Over the decades of their married life the couple have enjoyed sequence dancing with the local clubs in Worcester and have gained much enjoyment, friends and fitness along the way.

Mr Bosworth was been a keen fisherman in his earlier days with clubs in St Johns and at the Eltex club.

The couple have enjoyed many dance holidays in the UK with their close friends, Cindy and Bill Hencher.

They have travelled to Perth Australia twice to visit their relations.

But they also have several nieces and nephews who live locally and like to visit them regularly for a friendly cup of tea and a cake.