It was love at first sight for George Orrock when friends fixed him up on a blind date.
And that love has stood the test of time with George and wife Maureen recently celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.
“The secret to a happy marriage is to make sure you pick the right one, I can say hand on heart it was love at first sight,” said George.
That first date was at a local social club and though Maureen wasn’t impressed with George’s dancing skills, he had other qualities that won her over.
“He had two left feet and still has, but he has a lovely nature,” said Maureen. “We very rarely fall out and if we have an argument, we both have our say and then that’s it we move on.”
George was an apprentice turner when they first met, and Maureen worked on the shopfloor at Plesseys. After a three-year courtship they were wed and now, 50 years on, have three children, Neil, Angela and Lisa, along with nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Both 71 now and retired for the past 11 years, they enjoy nights out and travel and with lockdown easing are looking forward to life returning to normal.
“We had a nice meal out to celebrate our anniversary and have been planning a holiday in Cala Bona, Majorca for later in the year,” said Maureen.