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Couple celebrate golden anniversary with Southampton flight

Couple celebrate golden anniversary with Southampton flight
17 May 2013

A couple have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary by recreating their honeymoon trip from 50 years ago. 

Keith and Celia Elliot headed back to Southampton Airport, where they had not been since 1963, for a flight to Guernsey, the Daily Echo reports.

Unsurprisingly, Mr Elliot found that the airport has undergone a dramatic transformation over the years. 

'It has changed so much,' he said. 'Of course, back then there was no airport security as we know it today - no x-rays or conveyor belts for our hand luggage and the runway was still grass.'

While digging through their memorabilia, the couple even found a picture of them boarding their honeymoon plane - a British United DC3 aircraft - in May 1963. 

The first flight from Southampton Airport took place in 1910, when a local man, Eric Moon tested his Moonbeam 2 craft. More than a century later, the airport handles 2m passengers per year and serves 44 European destinations. ADNFCR-408-ID-801587127-ADNFCR

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