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Brighton fans celebrate Golden Anniversary at Amex

Brenda and Les Sheppard
Image caption Brenda and Les Sheppard spent years watching their club from the terraces of the Goldstone Ground

A couple whose first date was watching Brighton and Hove Albion in 1960 have celebrated their Golden Wedding with a tour of the new Amex Stadium.

Brenda and Les Sheppard, from New Haven, met on the terraces at an Albion football match and every week after that Les would save a place for Brenda.

"I had to ask her mum and dad at first and they gave their approval that I could take her," said Mr Sheppard.

Their first date was at the Goldstone Ground and they married a year later.

To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, their daughter arranged for the couple to have a special tour of the club's new the stadium.

"I thought that one day I'd probably go out and see it [the stadium]," said Mr Sheppard. "But this was quite a surprise, I'm really happy."

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