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20th wedding anniversary visit to Portsmouth

20th wedding anniversary visit to Portsmouth

Vicky and Martin Smith met at the University of Portsmouth in 1987, graduated in 1988 and married in 1997. 

In September 2017, Vicky surprised Martin for their 20th anniversary when they returned to Portsmouth to celebrate. 

Vicky secretly organised a schedule of events to celebrate their anniversary including a visit back to campus to surprise Martin. 

On Wednesday 20 September, an Escort Mark 1 (pictured) picked the couple up from their home and drove them down to Hampshire where they visited places that were significant to their courtship during their time at University. 

They started the day with a visit to the Civic Hall, where they met at a lecture given by IBM on "How to write a CV," then went on to their University accommodation, the Milton site where Vicky studied, and they didn't miss the chance to visit the beach! This led them to the Information Centre in St Andrew's Court, where Student Marketing Assistant Chris was waiting for them to take them on a tour of campus. 

Once they completed the tour of campus, Chris took them to Anglesea, the home of Engineering, which was the subject Martin studied whilst at Portsmouth. Manos and Law, current students within the Faculty of Technology took the couple on a more in depth tour of the School of Engineering. 

They finished the magical mystery tour at Amberley Castle where they spent the first night of their honeymoon. Following on the next day to visit all the places associated with their wedding day.

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