Roydon couple, Stanley and Daphne Green, celebrate 75th wedding anniversary

PUBLISHED: 15:49 27 March 2012 | UPDATED: 15:53 27 March 2012

Stanley and Daphne Green who are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary.

Stanley and Daphne Green who are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary.

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A south Norfolk couple celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary today with a tea party surrounded by family and friends.

Stanley and Daphne Green, of Roydon, near Diss, were married on a snowy day at Old Buckenham Church on March 27 1937.

The pair met in the spring of 1935 when Stanley started chatting up Daphne whilst she was taking her nephew for a walk and he was out on a Sunday cycle ride.

The couple, who have lived in Roydon for the last 32 years, said the key to a long and happy marriage was luck.

Mrs Green, 92, said: “There is no secret, it is just luck. We have had our arguments and everyone has their ups and downs, but we do not leave it like that.”

“We still have an argument, you are a poor person if you are a yes or no person. It helps to clear the air and too many marriages fail because people are not tolerant enough.”

When the couple married 75 years ago, Mr Green, who was a farm worker, earned 10 shillings a week and they shared a wedding reception with Daphne’s sister, Louisa, at Morley Village Hall.

Mr and Mrs Green, who looked after London evacuee children at their home in North Lopham during the second world war, went on to have eight children, 19 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

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