Milton Keynes couple Ron and Joyce Bond celebrate 81-year marriage

Milton Keynes Couple Ron And Joyce Bond Celebrate 81-year Marriage

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    A couple celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary were told " it wouldn't last long" their daughter has said.

    Ron and Joyce Bond , aged 102 and 100, who live at Shenley Wood Retirement Village in Milton Keynes , are thought to be the UK's longest-married couple.

    They married in January 1941 in Newport Pagnell , Buckinghamshire.

    Their daughter Eileen said: " It was said of them at The Time of their wedding it would not last long. How wrong did folks get that? "

    Last Year , the couple received written congratulations from The Queen on reaching their Oak anniversary.

    Ron, from Blaina in Blaenau Gwent , and Joyce, who was born in Bow Brickhill, Milton Keynes , met in Bletchley and married at Newport Pagnell Register Office on A Day when there was three inches of snow on the ground.

    " There were queues of couples as Ron's section were all being sent abroad to assist with The War effort, " said Mrs Bond.

    The pair agree it was love at first sight and believe they are evenly-matched in The Relationship .

    " There is no boss in our relationship. We both give and take, " said Mrs Bond.

    " We never expected to reach 81 years of marriage. We know We Are very fortunate to have achieved this amazing goal. It feels excellent. "

    Mr Bond said: " Sometimes life is hard but we work through it together. We look after each other, too. "

    The couple had Two Children , Eileen and Bill, and now have grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

    Mr Bond worked at a Shell garage in Bletchley before retiring while Mrs Bond worked at Woolworths in Queensway. The pair moved to The Retirement village in 2013.

    Their daughter said her parents were a " truly inspirational couple".

    " There was always a warm welcome and lots of love for all, " She Said .

    " Dad worked hard to provide for The Family , while mum worked hard at keeping Our Home and us clean and tidy.

    " You only have to spend time with them to know they love and care for each other, even after 81 years of being married. "

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    Milton Keynes couple Ron and Joyce Bond celebrate 81-year marriage -
    Milton Keynes couple Ron and Joyce Bond celebrate 81-year marriage -
    Milton Keynes couple Ron and Joyce Bond celebrate 81-year marriage -
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