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70 YEARS: Couple from Chalfont St Peter celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary

 Published on: 26th September 2023   |   By: Annabel Stock   |   Category: Uncategorized

A couple from Chalfont St Peter have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Alan, 91, and Pamela Swanson, 92, met in 1948, aged 16, when they were both working as accounts clerks for British European Airways.

The two began to fall for each other after striking up a rapport at socials hosted at a local youth club associated with British European Airways, and were soon engaged.

Pamela broke off the engagement for a year while Alan completed his national service, but they were swiftly reunited when he returned. They married a year later in 1953.

The couple were 21 and 22 when they wed at St Paul’s Ruislip Manor before honeymooning in Jersey.

Two daughters, four grandchildren and 70 years later, they remain very happily married. They celebrated their platinum anniversary with a meal out in Amersham and a card from the King.

The couple moved to Chalfont St Peter in 1965 and have lived there ever since.

When asked for their advice on a long and successful marriage, the two chuckled. Pamela was left scratching her head, but Alan quipped: “Patience!”

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