Couple celebrates golden occasion
WANNEROO residents Derek and Dot Newton celebrated their golden anniversary over Easter.
The couple married on March 30, 1968, in Reigate, England, after meeting as young adults and once Derek had completed his apprenticeship as a carpenter and joiner.
They have two sons, Jason and Darren, and lived in British Columbia, Canada, for several years before settling in Wanneroo.
Derek is a published artist and currently the WA Watercolour Society treasurer, while Dot is a Central ward councillor with the City of Wanneroo.
Both are members of the Wanneroo Sports and Social Club, where they held a party with family and friends over Easter.
Main picture: Derek and Dot Newton at their anniversary party. Below: Their wedding day in 1968.