The couple married on Might 14, 1951, at St Hilda’s Church in Darlington, after assembly whereas on vacation in Blackpool. They’ve lived all their married life in Nether Poppleton.
“The key to a protracted and completely satisfied marriage is tough work, having fun with being collectively, and being one of the best of buddies,” mentioned Gordon. “And never having secrets and techniques. I can solely converse for myself on that as I don’t know if Jean has any,” he laughed.
Gordon, 96, and Jean 91, have a son David, who lives in Acomb, a daughter, Pauline who lives in Goole, three grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Gordon labored all his life in horticulture for Challis of York, the place Jean additionally labored.
Each had been eager flat inexperienced bowlers for a few years and loved many holidays, the Isle of Wight being their favorite place, and household instances collectively.