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PUBLISHED: 16:41 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:30 25 August 2010

PEN-PALS who met after World War II have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

PEN-PALS who met after World War II have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

Joan Frosdick, 83, of Clovelly Road, Bexleyheath, first received a letter from her husband to be, Edward, whilst working as a filing clerk in Blackheath in 1946.

After receiving a photo of Mr Frosdick, now 82, the 21-year-old continued to writing to him in Germany for a year before marrying him in 1948, exactly 60 years ago on Thursday, October 2.

Mr Frosdick, who worked as a Navy telegraphist during the Allied occupation of Germany, said: "I think the uniform knocked her back a bit."

The couple celebrated the landmark with a holiday to Minorca to see their family.

Mr Frosdick added: "The relationship gets stronger every year. We just stick together and if we ever argue we cut it short as soon as possible. Life's too short.

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