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Postby Lashmar » Tue May 26, 2009 3:43 am

Britain's longest living married couple have celebrated their 81st wedding anniversary.

Frank and Anita Milford, who live together in a nursing home in Plymouth, Devon, exchanged vows on 26 May, 1928.

Frank is 101 and when Anita also turns 101 next month, they will be the only living couple in Britain to have both reached a century.

They say they still have little arguments, but will always have a kiss and cuddle before they go to bed.

The pair, who said there was no "magic secret" to a happy marriage, met at a YMCA dance in the St Budeaux area of Plymouth in 1926 and were married two years later at Torpoint register office.

Blitz escape

Mr Milford worked at Devonport dockyard until his retirement at the age of 60.

The couple stayed in Plymouth throughout the Second World War and the Blitz, twice having narrow escapes from bombs - including one which fell on their house.

They have two children, five grandchildren and seven great gandchildren.

Their 74-year-old son, also called Frank, said the main secret of his parents' wedded bliss was simply being happy with each other.

"They've enjoyed themselves, enjoyed their lives very much but they've been always very content with their lot," he said.


81 years with the same person. :shock:
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Postby Halfabo » Fri May 29, 2009 1:22 am

And here I thought I was doing good just celebrating my twenty fifth anniversary on May 7th. :shock:
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Postby Lashmar » Fri May 29, 2009 1:35 am

you've got a long way to go mate. ;) :lol: :lol:
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Postby bionic » Fri May 29, 2009 6:28 am

I don't even expect to LIVE 81 years!! (and not sure I'd even want to)
Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
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Postby Lashmar » Fri May 29, 2009 6:33 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I hope I'm still around then. :? :lol:
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Postby greeney2 » Fri May 29, 2009 9:15 am

The longest couple I knew celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. We will make our 37th on next Valentines Day. Can't imagine our 81st but if we make it, we will be 106 and 103 yrs old. Wow!
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Postby Lashmar » Fri May 29, 2009 9:18 am

go on mate... you can make it. :lol:

81 years with the same person though. That really is love for you.
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