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“Just Love” Secret To Happy Marriage As Couple At Cheshire Home Celebrate 66th Wedding Anniversary

A resident couple living at a Cheshire home celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary and say “just love” is the secret to a long and happy marriage.

Harold and Rita Taylor live at MHA Handsworth and celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary with residents and staff.

The home provides residential care for 43 residents and made sure the couple were made a fuss of with plenty of sweet treats and bucks fizz.

Harold and Rita met at the Winter Gardens Ballroom in Blackpool and got married in 1957 when they were in their mid 20’s.

They have two children, a son, Andrew and daughter, Christine who visited the couple in the morning.

Rita is originally from Clayton-le-Moors and Harold is from Blackburn.

Harold moved in first around 11 months ago followed by Rita in March 2023

Speaking after the celebrations the couple said:
“We had a great time, it was wonderful.

“Everything about the day was really good, from the morning all the way into the evening.

“The best part was being able to spend it together.

“We enjoy living here and even more so because we are together.

“The secret to a happy and long married life is just love.”