Childhood sweethearts celebrate platinum wedding anniversary

Childhood sweethearts celebrate platinum wedding anniversary

A couple who married in 1943 have celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary at the Hugh Myddleton House care home.

Alec and Ruby Swann met each other in 1937 when both were working at a metal tube factory in Enfield, the Barnet and Whetstone Press reports.

They married six years later and have described their marriage as a union "made in heaven".

Ms Swann suggested they key to their happiness is the trust they have in each other, insisting the pair "always had a good time together".

During World War II, Mr Swann was deployed as a mechanic in the Fleet Air Arm and later worked as a foreman at the Ford Motor Company until his retirement in 1984.

To celebrate the couple's anniversary, family and friends were invited to a celebration at Mr Swann's Barchester home.

Siven Vencatasawny, general manager at Hugh Myddelton, said: "This was the first platinum wedding we had celebrated in my time here and it was a great occasion."

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