Couple celebrate lifetime of devotion
YOUNG John Fox found love right on his very doorstep when he met his wife to be, Doris Collins, more than 60 years ago. The couple lived opposite each other for many years on Cemetery Road, Ipswich, and often walked past each other exchanging only a quick hello.
YOUNG John Fox found love right on his very doorstep when he met his wife to be, Doris Collins, more than 60 years ago.
The couple lived opposite each other for many years on Cemetery Road, Ipswich, and often walked past each other exchanging only a quick hello. Eventually they struck up a relationship which has led to a celebration of 60 years wedded bliss.
They married on January 3, 1942 at St Pancreas Church while John, 81, was serving in the RAF. Doris, 83, was working at Ransomes helping with the war effort.
The couple have lived in Ipswich all their lives and now home is a bungalow on Dryden Road. They have lived there since the bungalows were built in 1965.
Although home has always been Ipswich John travelled to India and the Far East while he was in the RAF.
When they were younger they loved to take day trips with their friends to Felixstowe were they thought nothing of plunging in to the sea and swimming for hours.
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Today they follow slightly more leisurely pursuits and enjoy gardening.
"We spent days in Felixstowe when we were young. There was a big group of us and even when the water was cold we would go in. We were really keen swimmers," said John.
They put their success down to a very simple remedy.
"We just do not quarrel, I don't see the point of it. We agree on everything and that has served us very well," added John.
The couple had planned a party to celebrate their anniversary but this had to be put on hold because of the terrible weather at the beginning of January but they are going to make a new date for later on in the year.