David & Janet Sant who eloped to get married in Dumfries 60 years ago & have recently celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary. See NTI story NTIWED. A couple who hit the headlines 60 years ago when they ignored their parent’s wishes to secretly marry in Scotland have proved they did know best by celebrating their diamond wedding. David Sant, now 80, and his wife Janet, 77, left Hereford for Dumfries in December 1955 after neither of their parents approved of their relationship. The couple had been together a year when Janet, then 17, became pregnant and – fearing the reaction of her father – the pair fled to Scotland on the train.

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