Happiness comes from double tragedy

LOVE has blossomed out of tragedy for a Suffolk couple after they both lost their partners and a series of strange coincidences brought them together.It's the sort of tale which wouldn't be out of place in an old Hollywood movie – but for Dave Porter and Margaret Mowson it's a true story which began with deep sadness and now has a happy ending.

By Richard Cornwell

LOVE has blossomed out of tragedy for a Suffolk couple after they both lost their partners and a series of strange coincidences brought them together.

It's the sort of tale which wouldn't be out of place in an old Hollywood movie – but for Dave Porter and Margaret Mowson it's a true story which began with deep sadness and now has a happy ending.

Both were bereaved on the same day, held their spouses' funerals on the same day at the same place – and lived just a few hundred yards apart.


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But they did not know each other and it was only their love of country music – and a favour by an old mutual friend, DJ Brian Mann, who attended both funerals – which led to a chance meeting, friendship and love.

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