DIAMOND couple Fred and Phyllis Ledger celebrated a special anniversary this week.

The couple, well-known in Mapplewell and Staincross, celebrated 60 years of marriage at their home on Kingsway, Mapplewell, on Thursday.

Fred, 83, was a miner and then worked at Gist in Carlton for 34 years before he retired, and for three decades has also been a committee member at Staincross Working Men’s Club where he’s now treasurer.

Phyllis, 80, worked for Co-op Insurance before many years selling footwear on market stalls around the area.