The UK’s most enduring married couple have been celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary this week - and joking that friends predicted they “wouldn’t last long”.
Ron and Joyce Bond, aged 102 and 100, said a bit of “give and take” was the secret ingredient of their lasting partnership. The couple were wedded in 1941 after a “love at first sight” meeting and together they have seen 15 different Prime Ministers take power.
A couple previously thought to be the record-holders - Ron and Beryl Golightly from Yorkshire - were married for 80 years before Ron sadly passed away aged 101 in December.
Joyce, a former Woolworths worker, said: “We never expected to reach 81 years of marriage, we know we are very fortunate to have achieved this amazing goal.“It feels excellent!Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk