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Blind date leads to golden romance
8:30am Saturday 20th October 2012 in Local
A BLIND date has led to 50 years of wedded bliss for a Stourport couple celebrating their golden wedding today.
Wilf, 78, and Iris Knott, 70, hit it off so much after their first date in 1958 that they then started seeing each other every day.
They were engaged months later and tied the knot on October 20, 1962 at St John the Baptist Church, Kinlet.
The couple moved to Stourport three years later and went on to have a daughter, Louise Brown-Knott, and two grandchildren Torrin, 8, and Caellan, 6.
Mrs Knott, a member of the Wyre Forest Sugar Craft Guild, said: “It was a blind date for Wilf but I had already seen him.
“He had never seenme before and his sister-in law arranged for us to meet and we just went for a drink.”
She added: “I just can’t believe where the years have gone.It seems a very long time butit doesn’t feel like it.
"It goes very quickly.We have always been very happy with each other.”
The couple will be celebrating their anniversary with a family meal.