Our secret of 70 years of wedded bliss? A waltz on a Sunday.Byline: By Gerry Holt South Wales Echo The South Wales Echo is a daily newspaper distributed in south Wales. It was founded in 1884 and is based in Thomson House, Cardiff city centre. It is published daily, in a tabloid form, by Media Wales Ltd (formerly Western Mail & Echo Ltd), part of the Trinity Mirror group.
Thomas and Louise Brown always enjoyed putting a record on and having a waltz in their lounge on a Sunday afternoon.
And the couple say it is that, and never going to sleep on a quarrel, which has ensured they are as in love now as the day they married 70 years ago.
It was way back in 1937 that the couple walked down the aisle and now - celebrating their platinum anniversary - they're well on their way to becoming one of the world's longest married couples.
The obvious question - how on earth they stay happy - is one Mr Brown, 92, and his wife of the same age are often asked.
When a man came to fix their TV recently, he heard the couple had celebrated their 70th anniversary and asked: 'How did you manage that? I was married 26 weeks and then divorced - it was a lovely day out, mind.'
Mr Brown said: 'To me, my wife is one of the most loving and caring people on this earth.'
Mrs Brown added: 'He's the best in all the word.'
The couple met in 1931, when they were 16, at a dance hall in New Cross, London, and it was love at first sight.
She was a detective for the City of London Police The City of London Police is the Home Office police force responsible for the City of London, including the Middle and Inner Temple. (The Metropolitan Police is responsible for the rest of London, excluding the railways and underground system, which are policed by the British , while he had been a market porter in Covent Garden Covent Garden (kŭv`ənt), area in London historically containing the city's principal fruit and garden market and the Royal Opera House. .
They courted for six years, before marrying on a beautiful sunny day at a church in Camberwell, on March 28, 1937, after Mr Brown proposed on St Valentine's Day.
'He didn't get down on one knee, he got down on two!' said Mrs Brown, who also worked as an armaments inspector and as manager at Ferrari's bakery.
But just two years later, war broke out and Mr Brown joined the Navy, while Mrs Brown was evacuated to Caerphilly Caerphilly (kīrfĭl`ē, kär–), Welsh Caerffili, town (1981 pop. 42,376) and county borough, 108 sq mi (279 sq km), S Wales. with their newborn son Kenneth, the first of three sons for the couple.
On his return, they set up home in Caerphilly, where they have lived ever since.
As they celebrated their remarkable milestone, surrounded by family, including three grandsons and two great-grandchildren and with neighbours and friends in the close-knit street of Nant Ddu, they said they wouldn't change anything for the world.
And Mr Brown, who worked at a Caerphilly aircraft factory for nearly 30 years, had a few tips for couples just starting out.
'If you have a little argument, you've got to kiss and make up and forget all about it,' he said.
'I put music on and we have a dance around the lounge - a waltz or a quick-step,' he said.
Roy Noble, an old friend of Mr Brown, wished the couple well on his BBC BBC
in full British Broadcasting Corp.
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Son Raymond, 59, said: 'He loves her as much today as the first day he met her.' MARRIAGE recordsa: In 2005, Percy and Florence Arrowsmith Percy Arrowsmith (March 13, 1900 - June 15, 2005) and Florence Arrowsmith (October 31, 1904 - April 9, 2007) were, until Percy's death, a married couple residing in Hereford, England. , from Hereford, became Britain's longest-married couple after celebrating their 80th anniversary.
Taiwanese couple Liu Yung-yang, 103, and his wife Yang Wan, 102, who were married in April 1917, hold the title for the world's longest married couple, with 85 years of wedded bliss.
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander hold the record for the shortest celebrity marriage - less than 24 hours.
American couple Lauren and David Blair have renewed their vows 83 times. What else happened in 1937?: Neville Chamberlain became British Prime Minister.
Emergency police number 999 was launched in London.
San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge was completed.
Spam hit the shelves for the first time.