Love is golden with his highland lassie

A SUMMER romance certainly burns ever golden as an Ipswich couple celebrate their 50-year marriage.After initially being introduced to one another by relatives, Tom and Sadie Scrivener, of Heron Road, this week reached the milestone of their golden wedding anniversary.

A SUMMER romance certainly burns ever golden as an Ipswich couple celebrate their 50-year marriage.

After initially being introduced to one another by relatives, Tom and Sadie Scrivener, of Heron Road, this week reached the milestone of their golden wedding anniversary.

The couple met when Sadie travelled down from Scotland for a summer holiday and met Ipswich-born Tom.

Sadie, 73 recalls, 'The war had just finished when I travelled down to England to visit family I had there, it was then that I first set eyes on Tom. We were introduced because his sister was married to my uncle.'


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Seven years after their first meeting in 1945, Sadie and Tom were pronounced man and wife in Lambert, Scotland, followed by a honeymoon in Blackpool.

Sadie has worked in various Ipswich chemists while Tom was an engineer in the RAF at both Martlesham and Wattisham, until the birth of the couple's first child Maureen in 1956.

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He then took up a post at Ransome Sims as a metal pattern maker before being promoted to an inspector. Son Tom was born in 1960.

Tom helped to create the Martlesham RAF museum and in recognition for his many years of service, he was awarded the honour of cutting the red tape and opening it.

Both Mr and Mrs Scrivener are now retired and both enjoy playing bowls for Ransome Bowls Club.

Sadie revealed what she felt to be the recipe for so many happy years of marriage.

She said: "Through the years we've learnt that you have to club together. We've had our ups and downs as everybody does, but it is at those difficult times that you really have to pull together."

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