A couple who met by chance in World War Two have just celebrated their PLATINUM anniversary and say they have NEVER argued in 70 years.
Dorothy and Leonard Taylor, 91, and 93, met on a blind date after another serviceman had to cancel last minute, so Leonard – feeling lucky – took his place.
The platinum pair instantly hit it off in Wiltshire, where Dorothy lived with her family and Leonard was based while serving in the RAF.
They tied the knot in 1945 and now after seven decades they have “never had a row” despite “doing everything together”.
Leonard, who was demobbed after serving in France, said: “She had made a date with someone else. He couldn’t keep it, so I did.
“I got stuck in Calais and did not think I was going to be able to make the wedding, but I got back with a few days to spare.”
Four years later, in 1949, the ever-happy couple moved to a house in Thanet, Kent, where they still live in to this day.
Dorothy said: “We have never had a row, sometimes a difference of opinion, but we have never really had a proper argument.
“The thing is, we give and take and we discuss everything, we always discuss before spending any money and always ask permission if one of us wants to go out for the evening.”
They brought up their four children, Ronald, Susan, Patricia and Karen, on the isle while Leonard worked as a carpenter and Dorothy as a school cook.
Leonard often had to work seven days a week, but always found the time to take the family out on trips across Kent on Sunday afternoons.
The couple, who now have seven grandchildren recently welcomed the birth of their first great-grandchild.
Leonard added: “We have had quite a good life, it has been hard at times and we have had to work for everything.
“But we have worked hard, worked together and done everything together.”