A couple have finally married after they were forced to call off their engagement 65 years ago. A family row meant Helen Andre, 82, and Davy Moakes, 86, from Derbyshire, never tied the knot in 1951.
They met and fell in love at art college and Davy proposed in 1951. But his fiancée's parents would not give their blessing to the union - fearing Davy would struggle to provide for his family if he pursued a career as an artist.
|Davy Moakes around the time he first met Helen Andre|
The wedding was scrapped two years later. Helen went on to be widowed three times, while Davy has lost two spouses. But the pair are now 'madly in love' after being reunited last year with the help of Helen's daughter, Debbie Williams, and social media.
|Helen at her first wedding|
They married in a quiet register office ceremony at Ripley, Derbyshire, on Friday and are currently on honeymoon in Cyprus.