Sidmouth couple toast 60 years with Toastrack trip

George and Betty Harris celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a meal with family and fri

George and Betty Harris celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a meal with family and friends at the Riviera Hotel this week and turned up in style on the Toastrack vehicle. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 8578-37-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on Photo Orders. - Credit: Archant

Sixty years on, a Sidmouth couple are still going strong and celebrating their time together with family and friends.

George and Betty Harris toasted the diamond occasion with a surprise trip on the town’s famed Toastrack, which took them to the Riviera Hotel.

The pair were founder members of the Winslade Club, and also spend their time with their children, Tina and Martin, two granddaughters, Sara and Amy (both artists), and two great grandchildren, five-year-old Jesse and three-year-old Edie.

Betty was the first baby born in Manstone Avenue, the houses having been built by her father, George Shepherd, while her mother was a silver service waitress at what is now Dukes.

Betty’s husband-to-be came to Sidmouth aged six after the death of his mother – arriving to find he had a stepmother, two half sisters and a half brother.

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After leaving school at 14, George was a grocery boy, butcher, labourer and then a gas fitter, and remains a firm sports fan.

Betty was a hairdresser who trained at Dimonds in Sidford before working at salons across Sidmouth.

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Earlier this year the Le Locle Close residents were awarded £2,200 to visit the Bay of Genoa, where George served in the navy during World War Two.

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