Golden couple celebrate 50 years together

133210a'John and Judith Found who are celebrating their golden wedding.'Picture by Neil Silk'05/08/13
133210a'John and Judith Found who are celebrating their golden wedding.'Picture by Neil Silk'05/08/13
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A Scarborough couple who met on the first day of their teaching career have celebrated their Golden Wedding with a family party.

John and Judith Found, of Ox Pasture Close were married 50 years ago on August 10 in Hexham Abbey, Northumberland.

Judith is from Hexham originally and John was born in Scarborough. They met on the day they both started work at Park Grove School in York.

After they were wed, the couple carried on teaching in York and went on to have a son, Alistair, and a daughter, Catherine.

In 1968 they moved from York to Ripon, as John had got a job in Boroughbridge.

The pair then moved to Scarborough in 1974 when John was appointed headteacher at Ganton School.

When Judith and John retired, they moved to Kent for a change of scene, returning to Scarborough five years later.

They now have four grandchildren, with their son living locally and their daughter in Torquay.

The family got together in Scarborough for a party to mark the couple’s Golden Wedding anniversary on Saturday.

Judith said they are delighted to be celebrating the milestone and that they have wonderful memories of their wedding day.

She added: “It rained all day, but it was wonderful. We didn’t really notice the rain.”

Judith said that the key to a long and happy marriage is “learning to give and take” and “be tolerant”.

The couple also have many shared interests, such as countryside walks, classical music, reading and holidays.

Judith added: “We’ve had lots of lovely holidays abroad and we also like going to Scotland.”

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