Couple mark 65th wedding anniversary

A couple who met through their shared love of dancing have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Frederick and Margaret Dainty from Fordhouses have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary
Frederick and Margaret Dainty from Fordhouses have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary

Frederick and Margaret Dainty, who live in Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, were due to mark their blue sapphire milestone with a party at Goodyear Pavilion, but due to Covid-19 they were forced to cancel and instead celebrated at home.

Frederick, aged 85, and Margaret, 83, have always lived in Wolverhampton.

Frederick and Margaret Dainty from Fordhouses have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary

They met when Frederick was 17 and Margaret was 15 at the YMCA, Stafford Street, Wolverhampton, where they use to enjoy square dancing.

The couple married on July 2, 1955 at All Saints Church, in Steelhouse Lane, and celebrated with a reception at the Black Horse Hotel.

They have three daughters, Shirley, 63, Carol, 58, and Tracy, 45, and also have nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Frederick and Margaret Dainty from Fordhouses have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary

Daughter Shirley Cole said: “It’s an amazing achievement for my parents to reach their 65th wedding anniversary, especially when my dad had a heart by-pass operation 26 years ago.

“They have encountered many memories, which they will always treasure.”

Frederick joined the Army in 1954 to 1957 as a Guardsman, serving in Berlin and Dusseldorf.

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