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Celebrations for platinum couple
5:00pm Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
AFTER 70 years of wedded bliss, Dorothy and Walter Adams are looking forward to toasting seven decades of marriage on Monday.
The happy couple will celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary on September 2 after they were married at St James Church in Latchford in 1943.
“Our wedding was very much a war time effort as food was rationed and the church had blacked-out windows.
“I had to use a coffee grinder to grind sugar to make icing sugar for the cake because we only had basic rations,” remembers Dorothy. “But we still had quite a few guests and it was a lovely day.”
Dorothy, aged 90, met Walter, aged 93, while she was working for the women’s land army at a farm in Bosley during Second World War.
Dorothy said: “Walter was on reserved occupation so he had to stay in the country.
“He was working for the people on the farm that I was appointed to and we just started talking.”
The couple, who have been inseparable since the day they met, have two children Keith and Lynn.
They also have five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Dorothy and Walter, who have lived in Wordsworth Avenue in Latchford for the past 55 years, said: “The secret to a happy marriage is to never go to bed on a quarrel. A friend told me this and I have stuck to it so they must have been right.”
The couple’s daughter, Lynn Whiteley said: “Many congratulations to you both. We would like to send our love and best wishes from all the family on this special day.”
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