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Advice for a happy marriage - by the couple who have been married for 73 years

Written by Katie Byrne, published 11th january



Okay: here's a lovely story to warm your frozen January heart.

A couple from Manchester who overcame racism to be together are celebrating a very special wedding anniversary - their 73rd, to be precise.

Incredible, no? 

Meet the couple who are still eating their wedding cake - 60 years after they married!

Barclay Patoir was an apprentice engineer from British Guiana when he was sent to Merseyside to work in a Lancaster Bombers factor, which is where he met Trudie, who was his assistant.

The couple fell in love and tied the knot in 1944, despite resistance from disapproving friends and family.

Three golden rules for a happy marriage - by the couple who's been married for 72 years

The newlyweds moved to Manchester, where they have lived ever since.

Trudie, 97, and Barclay, 96, - who have two children, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren - were asked by BBC Radio Manchester to share their advice for a happy marriage. Scroll down to watch it below!


trudy and barclay patoirwedding anniversary




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