A SOLIHULL couple, who are poised to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary, would never have met if not for the British weather.
In 1942, Alan and Queenie Bradley decided to go to a dance at Ninestiles School, Acocks Green. It was a spur of the moment thing, but the venue seemed a good place to escape from a damp Whitsun weekend.
Two years after meeting on the dance floor, they were married at the Church of Ascension, Hall Green, and they’ve lived together in the Midlands ever since.
This Sunday the happy couple will be joined by friends and family for their Blue Sapphire Anniversary. But what is their secret to a long, successful marriage?
Queenie, aged 85, said: “I think the reason we’ve enjoyed such a happy marriage is that we are fortunate to have the support of a close-knit family.”
Her husband Alan, who is 93, thinks that togetherness is very important.
The couple, who live at Deerhurst Court, near to Solihull town centre, have one son Roger.
Although Alan joked that his main hobby is “surviving”, the couple used to enjoy dancing and walking.
A party will be held for friends and fellow residents this Sunday.