Success story for 16-year-old bride celebrating 70th wedding anniversary

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When Doreen Lloyd received the Archbishop of Canterbury’s permission to marry at the tender age of 16, cynics told her the union would never work or last.

Seventy years on, Doreen and her 92-year-old husband Tom have proved the doubters resoundingly wrong.

Still “very much in love”, the couple are about to celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary with five generations of their family.


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