Love grows with time for golden couple

A COUPLE who met on an Ipswich dance floor when Britain was still recovering from the impact of war have celebrated 50 years of married life.George and Cynthia Wilson, of Rosecroft Road, Ipswich, first met at Holywell's Social Club in 1950.

By Matt Eley

A COUPLE who met on an Ipswich dance floor when Britain was still recovering from the impact of war have celebrated 50 years of married life.

George and Cynthia Wilson, of Rosecroft Road, Ipswich, first met at Holywell's Social Club in 1950.

He asked her to dance and under three years later they were married.


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Mrs Wilson, now 71, said: "He came over to me and said 'would you like to dance' I agreed and we spent the rest of the night dancing together."

They met up the following day at the start of what was to prove a long lasting relationship.

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The pair married at St Augustine's Church, Ipswich, on March 23, 1952 and spent a week's honeymoon in London.

Initially they lived together at Chantry, followed by Maidenhall Approach before settling in the Rosecroft Road home where they have been for more than 40 years.

Now both retired, the couple have both enjoyed busy working lives.

Mr Wilson, 76, was called up to the army in 1944 and travelled to many countries including Egypt, Italy, East Africa and Persia.

On his return to England he worked for Robert Bond's Auctioneer's and Abbotts the estate agents. Mrs Wilson spent several years working as an auxiliary nurse.

The couple have two children from their marriage, Andrew, 39, and Jayne, > 46, they also have seven grandchildren.

To celebrate their special day they held a party at George V Social Club, Whitton Church Lane, for family and friends.

On the secret to their successful marriage, Mrs Wilson said: "It wasn't love at first sight I think love grows. It was attraction at first and then love grows with time."

She continued: "I think the main thing is that we have been able to rely on each other over the years. We have always been there to support each other.

"We have arguments like anybody else but you get over them and carry on."

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