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A happy life together for teen sweathearts
8:00am Sunday 15th September 2013 in Local
JOINING a church group as teens led to lifelong romance for a Kidderminster couple who have toasted their diamond wedding.
Dennis White, 83, and wife Margaret, 82, got to know each other while members of the Young People’s Fellowship at St George’s Church, when they were 17.
They already knew of each other from the former Lea Street Primary School but fell in love after they got talking during one of the group’s weekly Tuesday meetings.
The couple went on to tie the knot three months after the Queen’s Coronation in 1953. They have two children and five grandchildren.
Mrs White, a retired teacher, said it was “absolutely amazing”
that they had made the milestone, as Mr White, a retired engineer, had battled cancer twice.
“We’re really grateful that we’vemade it,” she said. “The secret of our happymarriage is love, tolerance, sharing and communication. We belong to a lot ofdifferent groups so we have to talk to each other and communicate.”
She added Mr White was still a chorister at St George’s Church after joining the choir when he was eight, while she was a member of the Women’s Institute group in Kidderminster.
Mr White was also stage manager at the Rose Theatre and Mrs White helped out backstage and front of house.Both have been awarded life memberships at the theatre.
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