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Darlington couple celebrate 60 years of marriage
2:12pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
A DARLINGTON couple who fell in love at first sight have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.
George and Jean Walker first met in Darlington in 1949 when they were 22 and 17 after being introduced by a friend.
Mr Walker, now 86, said it was love at first sight and always told Mrs Walker he knew he would marry her.
The couple courted for four years and Mr Walker would take Mrs Walker out in his motorbike and sidecar. They married at St John’s Church in Darlington on Saturday, March 7 1953.
Mrs Walker, 81, said it was a very happy year and her husband, who is a “lovely, thoughtful and generous man”, would always come home with presents for her and tell her he loved her.
She said if he could give her the moon he would have.
The couple have two children, Paul, 53, and Robert, 47.