They met when they were 17 years old, him a butcher's apprentice from Lincolnshire and her a young lady from London. She was walking down the street one day and he wolf whistled at her, that was the beginning! They waited until they were 21 to get married - to get approval from their families, which didn't come. They were married in a registry office on the 11th of the 11th 1950. They worked hard and had a baby in 1953 (my mum), and moved to Australia in 1955 to start over in a new country, knowing it would be hard but doing it anyway - what did they have to lose?
60 years later they have 4 children, 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a tight-knit circle of friends, who were there to help them celebrate and see them finally cut their wedding cake. There is not a more deserving couple. Still in love after more than 60 years, a true rarity these days.
I love you Nanna and Poppy.
Green Tara Sprays included in the bouquet.