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Couple at Woodlea Care Home celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary

People joke when it comes to anniversary’s that either party could have served less time for murder, but for some once love blossoms it’s eternal.

This has been the case in Woodlea Care Home in Doncaster, where two happily married residents celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary.

Jeanne and Peter Talbot met on 1st January 1949 whist working at Chilwell army depot. Peter said: “I saw Jeanne walking through the Scales branch, once I saw her I told my Sergeant who was sat next to me, she’s mine. I then asked her out that night, we went to the cinema to watch the film ‘Fly Away Peter.’”

Jeanne said: “The following night we went for a long walk and a heart to heart. We talked about getting married and having a family. We decided that if we had a little girl we’d call her Lesley Ann, and another addition to the family would be a Corgi called Dai.”

Two years later, on 31st March 1951, Peter and Jeanne married. They went on to have a daughter – who they named Lesley Ann – and a son called Martin John. The family was completed by the dog Dai.

Amanda Lees, Home Manager said: “Peter and Jeanne told me their love story and it truly was beautiful. It’s lovely to see two people who have been married for such a long time, still love each other as much now as they did when they first started out.

“Peter surprised Jeanne with the most beautiful red roses I’ve ever seen today. It truly was a precious moment. All of us here at Woodlea would like to congratulate them on their long and happy marriage.”

Date published: 15 September 2017

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