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A frosty start leads to golden years

A DEVOTED couple scooped long lasting happiness after meeting in an ice cream parlour.

A DEVOTED couple scooped long lasting happiness after meeting in an ice cream parlour.

Fifty years on Edith and John McKenzie have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a party for family and friends at the Nag's Head pub at Haughton.

And the pair, from Mayflower Road in Nantwich, kindly asked for donations to Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Changing Faces, a charity supporting people with disfigurements. They raised £600.

Edith, originally from Whithorn in Scotland, met John, from Port William, in an ice cream parlour in 1954 and they were married two years later.

In 1965 they moved to South Cheshire where John worked for a cheese-making company and Edith became a nurse.

They have two children, Fiona and Derek, and three grandchildren, Rebecca, Kate and Ryan.

John, 75, and Edith, 69, say their happy marriage has been based on compromise and patience.

She said: 'Young people seem to rush into marriage and then fall at the first hurdle because they are not willing to put in the effort to make it work.'

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