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Couple's 50 years of wedded bliss

PUBLISHED: 19:45 25 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:45 03 March 2010

IT was just what movies are made of.

Edna Kersey met handsome serviceman Peter by chance as she was coming out of the cinema.

Now the pair are celebrating 50 years of wedded bliss.

IT was just what movies are made of.

Edna Kersey met handsome serviceman Peter by chance as she was coming out of the cinema.

Now the pair are celebrating 50 years of wedded bliss.

They celebrated the grand event with a family meal on Sunday – the day after their anniversary – at the Claydon Crown, before going back to their daughter's home for tea.

Referring to the day they met, Edna, of Kildare Avenue, said they were both out with a friend separately.

"We just bumped into them where the old picture house used to be, which is now Boots. We had just come out of the cinema and they stopped and spoke to us.

"To be honest I thought he was a bit silly at first. He was making us laugh and that and I thought whoever would go out with him?"

But she did as a few days later the pair arranged to go to the pictures together.

Love blossomed and two years later they married at St Clement's Church in Ipswich on October 20.

Peter, now aged 73, remained in the airforce for ten years before taking up a job in market gardening. He was a milkman for 28 years on the Maidenhall round until he retired.

Edna, now 70, worked at Footman's Factory for seven years, before taking up a job in Sainsbury's until her daughter's birth.

The pair, who have one daughter and two grandchildren, enjoy gardening, while Peter plays the organ.

The secret of their happy marriage is "give and take and being there for each other."

Among their many gifts were a clock, an ornamental egg, plants, a glass bell and flowers.

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