December 19, 1951 - Sir Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister and Harry S Truman was the President of the United States.

African Queen, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, was the big hit movie of the year, alongside the Ealing comedy The Lavender Hill Mob, starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway.

The favourite shows on the radio were The Goon Show, Educating Archie and Calling All Forces. On the TV, the comedy stars of the time were Arthur Askey and Richard Hearne’s Mr Pastry. At No 1 in the pop charts on this day was Teresa Brewer with Longing For You.

And also on this day, Mike and Muriel Wiggins got married.

On Sunday the couple from Calne celebrated the milestone of their platinum wedding anniversary. They have been together for 70 years - or for more than 25,500 days, or for around 613,600 hours.

Mike and Muriel, who are both now 93, met at a dance in Calne Town Hall. They later married at Chippenham register office, on a special licence while Mike was on leave from military service. They have lived in Calne for all of their married life.

The couple have five children, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and another on the way. They celebrated with family and friends from the Royal British Legion.