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DIAMOND COUPLE REVEAL SECRET TO HAPPY MARRIAGE


Patience and sticking together are the secrets to a happy marriage according to a couple who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently Les and Dorothy Reading who have lived in


around Abbots Langley all their lives renewed their wedding vows at St Lawrence‟s Church on November 25 2010.


Sparks flew for Les, 82, and


Dorothy, 76, when they had their first date on Bonfire Night 1949. Dorothy, a mother of two, said: “Les was great friends with my brothers and he lived just a house away from our family on Hazelwood Lane. My brother, Derrick, organised the date and Les and I went to the pictures in Watford. I wasn‟t at all interested at first but Les‟ laid back and gentle nature soon won me over.” The couple married at


Les and Dorothy on their wedding day.


Watford Registry office in a ceremony that lasted three


Dorothy and Les Reading are celebrating 6o happy years together.


minutes and cost 7s 6d. The couple, from Broomfield Rise, reached the


Diamond anniversary landmark despite warnings from others that their love wouldn‟t last. Dorothy said: “A lot of people predicted we‟d split within a year. I remember our wedding day was a really foggy one and I thought to myself what a great start!” The grandmother of six, who also has eight


great grandchildren, encouraged young couples to not give up on each other when the going gets tough. She said: “When you argue it‟s so easy to walk away, but it‟s important to work through it if you think it‟s worth it.“


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