THIS glad couple from Hampshire are about to attain platinum standing.
Gwen and Howard Criminal are celebrating their seventieth wedding ceremony anniversary at present.
The couple, who’ve lived in Bishopstoke for the previous 65 years, have a household social gathering deliberate as soon as Covid restrictions ease and have acquired particular congratulations from The Queen on their spectacular milestone.
Childhood sweethearts Gwendoline, nee Mosney, and Howard each grew up in Swaythling. They first met once they have been simply seven years outdated.
They’re pictured on their wedding ceremony day Could 14 1951 outdoors South Stoneham Church in Swaythling.
The Crooks have two kids, 4 grandchildren and 9 nice grandchildren.
Gwen, who’s 92, began working within the workplaces of Oakley and Watling aged 14 after which labored for Misslebrook and Weston.
Howard, now aged 93, labored at Pirelli Cables in Eastleigh for over 40 years, working his manner as much as Engineering Supervisor. He travelled all around the world together with his job.
Till 4 years in the past, the couple have been common guests to Tasmania to see their daughter.
The Crooks have been married within the yr when the primary passenger jet journey was taken and color TV was first seen. 1951 was additionally the yr that rock n roll hit the mainstream and Winston Churchill returned as an MP. A Streetcar Named Need starring Marlon Brando was one of many massive movies.
Again then, the typical home value was £2,064, the typical weekly wage was £9.25 and a pint of milk value 3p. For £1, you possibly can have purchased 15 pints of beer, 14 fish suppers or gone to the cinema ten instances.