A WEST Devon couple were surrounded by family to help celebrate their recent diamond wedding anniversary.

Douglas and Patricia Pidgeon were treated to a surprise meal at a Chinese restaurant in Yelverton with their family to celebrate the couple's 60th year of marriage.

The couple were married at Saltash Register Office in 1951, and have four children, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Their daughter, Linda Mullen, said: 'We took them out for a surprise meal with all the family and they received a card from the Queen. Dad said he had a wonderful day — they really enjoyed it.'