A TEENAGE romance has stood the test of time for a Tattenhall couple as they prepare to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
Joyce and Ron Stockton were aged just 16 and 18 when they met in the early 1960s when Ron worked as a milk carrier in the village dairy where Joyce worked.
Love blossomed and 50 years, four children and 10 grandchildren later, they are just as in love as they always were.
The couple, of Western Avenue, Milton Green, were married at St Alban’s Church, Tattenhall on January 26 1963, which coincidentally happened to be Joyce’s 20th birthday.
Both credit ‘sharing everything with each other’ as the secret to a happy and lengthy marriage .
Ron, a former glazing contractor, now 72, said: “We have pretty much worked together in everything we’ve done ever since we got married, we share everything with each other.
“We’ve had a bit of illness along the way and we’re back and forth to hospital quite a bit but we’re not bad at all.
“You just have to work together and help each other out.”
He added: “There was bad family planning on my part by getting married on Joyce’s birthday, and our son’s also got a birthday around the same time so there’s no way I can ever forget can I?”
Joyce and Ron are looking forward to celebrating their marital milestone with a family get together and a coach trip to the Isle of Wight in March.