Diamond day for Ipswich couple

An Ipswich couple are celebrating today, more than sixty years after their love blossomed behind a shop counter.Edgar Howe and Anne Southwell, of Geneva Road, off Anglesea Road, met when they both worked at the Co-op store on Queen's Way.

THIS Ipswich couple are celebrating today, more than sixty years after their love blossomed behind a shop counter.

Edgar Howe and Anne Southwell, of Geneva Road, off Anglesea Road, met when they both worked at the Co-op store on Queen's Way.

They chatted when there were no customers about and married on September 25, 1946, at the Elm Street register office.

Mrs Howe, 80, said: “He was just back from the war and we worked together.

“Then we decided we were in love and got married. The secret has been to make sure you look after the man, iron the shirt and put food on the table. We had lots of fun.”

The couple, who have three daughters, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, celebrated 60 years of marriage with their family, and Mr Howe added: “We're still in love; it feels lovely.

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“I'd thought we'd reach 60 years because we take life as it comes and I'm going to try hard for the 70th.”

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