Kesgrave couple celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary

Kesgrave couple John and Jan Bacon are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary. Picture: SARA

Kesgrave couple John and Jan Bacon are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A Kesgrave couple have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary - having got together when they were teenagers.

Kesgrave couple John and Jan Bacon are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary. Picture: SARA

Kesgrave couple John and Jan Bacon are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

John and Jan Bacon, 81 and 80, met when John came to fix the coffee machine at the cake shop Jan worked in when she was just 16.

They married four years later at St Andrews Church in Ipswich while building their family home from scratch in Kesgrave - a bungalow they still live in today.

The couple have four children, Beverly, Diane, Adrian and Graham, four grandsons and a five-month-old great granddaughter.

Jan and John said the secret to a long and happy marriage was ‘give and take’ and to never going to bed on an argument.

John and Jan Bacon on their wedding day. Picture supplied by family

John and Jan Bacon on their wedding day. Picture supplied by family - Credit: Archant


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“We do everything together, said Jan, “we work as a team.”

“We listen to each other and we’re a really close family.

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John and Jan also have a shared passion for ballroom and sequence dancing - hitting the dancefloor four times a week.

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