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50 years on and Dorothy was definitely worth the wait
4:10pm Saturday 16th June 2012 in News
FIFTY years ago a bride-to-be nearly missed her big day.
But now the couple from Bruche are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.
Jack Taylor, of Jackson Avenue, had an anxious 25-minute wait after wife Dorothy’s taxi broke down on the way to Elmwood Avenue Church in Fairfield on June 9, 1962.
Dorothy, aged 75, said: “He told me he was just about to get the bus home when I turned up.”
Despite near miss, the then 18-year-old groom tied the knot to his 25-year-old bride.
Dorothy said: “I think we have lasted so long because whenever we have an argument we just forget it and carry on.
“When we got married you didn’t do things like divorce. I think it’s too easy to get out of marriage these days.”
The couple first met at church after Dorothy’s friend introduced her to Jack in 1960.
The 71-year-old, who worked for the council until he retired three years ago, said: “We support and love each other.”
They have two daughters, Andrea, aged 49, and Helen, aged 41, and a granddaughter, Lauren, aged eight.
They celebrated the occasion at with a group of friends.