Diamond Wedding joy for former Skegness couple

Jean and Jeffrey Potter.
Jean and Jeffrey Potter.

A couple who married in Skegness and who both still have strong ties to the area have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Jeffrey and Jean Potter reached the milestone on January 16, 60 years after they tied the knot at St Matthew’s Church.

Jean was Skegness born and bred, being the daughter of William Osborn Johnson and Kathleen Anne Johnson (nee Lowndes) formerly of Drummond Road Skegness.

Jean’s grandfather was Roland Lowndes, who set up one of the oldest shops in Skegness in 1920. Lowndes continues under the watchful eye of Jean’s cousin Anne Roberjot-Roberts.

Jeffrey is the son of George William Potter and Olive Sylvia Potter (nee Knight) formerly of Beacon Way, Skegness. He was born in Sutton in Ashfield, Notts and he moved to Skegness in his late teens.

Jeffrey and Jean met on the dance floor at Butlin’s. They now live in Sutterton, Lincolnshire, and are both enjoying their retirement.

The couple have two sons - one of whom lives near Adelaide in Australiaa, and the other near Goole in East Yorkshire.

They also have two grand-daughters living in the UK (Rachel and Rebecca) and a grandson and a granddaughter (Rohan and Ellen) living in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

They also have two great grandchildren living in the UK - Lydia and Alfie.

Although their big day has now passed, the celebrations are not over. Further celebrations are planned for June in Devon when their two sons and respective partners will be meeting up with them.