Unique couple celebrate 65 years of marriage

A couple who first laid eyes on each other during de-mob leave after military service during the Second World War are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary.

Reg and Anne Wrighton have spent much of their married life dedicating themselves to voluntary work and organising the popular Willenhall Old Folks Treat, which was held for the last time in April.

They have been at the helm of the pensioners’ knees-up since they said ‘I do’.

Mr and Mrs Wrighton, both aged 89, were introduced in 1946 by Anne’s sister Elsie, who was courting one of Reg’s friends. It was the start of a love match that has stood the test of time.

They tied the knot on May 28, 1949 at St Andrew’s Church, in Birchills, Walsall, and are one of the few couples in Britain to have both been honoured for services to their community.

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