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Teen bride and groom who found love at bus stop celebrate 50 years of marriage

Ken and Heather Sellwood from Bedgrove celebrate their golden wedding anniversary and, below, with their parent's permission official paperwork

Ken and Heather Sellwood from Bedgrove celebrate their golden wedding anniversary and, below, with their parent's permission official paperwork

A couple who had to get their parents’ permission to marry because they were so young have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Heather and Ken Sellwood from Aylesbury were told their marriage would never last when they tied the knot aged just 16 and 19 on March 20 1964.

They had met at a bus stop 14 months earlier when Heather was returning home from work at a jam factory.

She said: “He was down there with a couple of his mates and we got talking.

“He was being annoying, which he has been ever since – in a nice way of course!

“He found out where I lived and it went from there.

“We had to get our parents’ permission to marry from both sides, which they signed. We still have the paperwork.”

The Bedgrove couple, now aged 66 and 69, went on to have four children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Their eldest daughter, Sharon Hinds, lives in Pike Corner, Aylesbury, while the other children live outside the town.

Heather said the secret to a long marriage is to ‘just get on with it and not be selfish’.

The whole family will celebrate the couple’s achievement this week at the Holiday Inn.

 

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