A LOVED up couple at a residential home in Burnham raised a glass to celebrate an incredible milestone – their 66th wedding anniversary.

Harold and Sheila Punch, both 91, have known each other since school, and celebrated the special occasion with friends and carers at Beaufort House.

Harold said: “I remember when we first met back in 1934; we were in the same form group at County Secondary School. She was just another girl at the time, we didn’t speak much and the classes and play areas were divided for boys and girls.

“It was in 1947 when I returned from serving for the air force that I met her again, she was working in an office job with my previous employers.

“She didn’t remember me for the first few days but one day she came over and said ‘I know you, don’t I?’ and, apparently, she also said I didn’t seem very interesting at first.”

But despite the somewhat slow start, the duo have become a loving couple.

Harold said: “We got married in the Isle of Wight and moved over to the Bridgwater area around 1967.

“We’ve had a marvellous life together and we have done everything together”

Harold, who had two sons with Sheila – Stewart and Graham – also commented on Beaufort House and its “fantastic” staff who have looked after him and his wife.