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Diamond pair's generosity

By West Briton  |  Posted: November 22, 2012

  • Ray and June Jervis of Illogan who have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

  • Ray and June Jervis of Illogan who have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. for Julian. Ref : TRGH20121115B-001_C

  • Ray and June Jervis of Illogan who have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. for Julian. Ref : TRGH20121115B-003_C

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AN ILLOGAN couple marked their diamond wedding anniversary with an open house for family and friends.

Ray and June Jervis, from Church Road, also enjoyed a dinner at Tehidy Golf Club as part of their celebration of 60 years of marriage.

The couple met at the Whitsun fair in Redruth, where Mr Jervis was working on the dodgems.

"I was having a ride on my own and he didn't take my fare," said Mrs Jervis.

They married at Carn Brea Lane Methodist Chapel on November 15, 1952, and lived at Churchtown before moving to Church Road, where they have been for 47 years.

Mr Jervis, from Barripper, was one of eight children.

He worked at Nancekuke for 30 years, later becoming caretaker at Illogan School.

Mrs Jervis, who worked at the school as a dinner lady, was verger at St Illogan Church for 30 years.

She was also a member of the church choir.

Mr and Mrs Jervis are members of the senior citizens' dance club at Penwartha Hall and love going on holiday.

They have a son, Michael, who is married to Carol.

Mr and Mrs Jervis asked for donations instead of anniversary presents. The money will go to the Children's Hospice South West.

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