A Weymouth couple are proving that even after 60 years, their marriage is still on a roll.

Derek and Barbara Tilsed are celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary on Thursday, March 15 after marrying in 1958.

The couple met in a bakery, and after 60 years and a couple of buns in the oven, it is obvious this love was one to last.

The year 1958 saw work begin on the first motorway, the M1, Grandstand and Blue Peter first aired on television and the first coastal defences on Chesil Beach were started.

The pair met when Barbara, then a cashier at a Co-op, was sent on several occasions to Archard’s bakery to buy cakes.

In her visits, she caught the eye of a young baker, Derek.

Derek asked Barbara out on a date and the romance blossomed from there.

Derek was 22 and Barbara was 19 when they wed, with the ceremony taking place at Gloucester Street Congregational Church, followed by the reception at Clintons Restaurant.

For their honeymoon, the couple went to London to the BBC to watch What’s My Line and also saw Harry Worth at Finsbury Park Empire.

The newlyweds began their married life in a roomy flat on the seafront overlooking the King’s Statue before moving to a bungalow in Grove Avenue.

During their long marriage, the couple have spent most of their years in Weymouth, apart from a couple of years in the late 1960’s when Derek was transport manager for Devenish Breweries, with the couple and their two children relocating to Redruth in Cornwall.

After a couple of years away, the family decided to return to Weymouth, moving to Radipole with the pair both working for Marks and Spencer.

In 1975, the couple made the bold decision to run their own business, Tilsed’s Newsagents in Chapelhay, which they ran for over 20 years.

During this time, they moved to Rodwell and remain there today.

When asked what the secret to a long marriage is, Derek said: “We share everything together.”

Barbara said: “We are always being open with each other.”

Derek and Barbara are parents to two children and grandparents to four grandchildren.

Both currently enjoy holidaying, reading and Derek enjoys painting.

The couple will celebrate this special occasion with a meal surrounded by family and friends.

They are also spending their actual anniversary on a short break away, which was a surprise gift from their family.