Diamond wedding anniversary couple say happy marriage is down to tolerance and having a laugh

Malcolm and Margaret Laverick on their wedding day in 1954

Malcolm and Margaret Laverick on their wedding day in 1954

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A COUPLE celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary said the secret to a happy marriage is to be tolerant of one another – and to be able to laugh together.

Malcolm and Margaret Laverick, from Moulton, near Richmond, celebrated 60 years together on Thursday, April 17 with a family meal at the Black Bull in the village.

Mrs Laverick, 83, originally from Hurworth, said she met Mr Laverick, 89, at a dance at Croft Spa after Scorton Feast.

Mr Laverick moved to South Lingy Moor Farm in 1925 when he was four months old with his parents, who rented the farm from his grandfather, and the couple have lived there all their married life.

The couple, who have five children and seven grandchildren, hope that the farm and Laverick Plant Hire business will remain in the family – and said their grandchildren were already keen to be involved.

Mr Laverick said: “The secret to our happy marriage is we are both tolerant and we don’t take offence.

“She is always calling me names but I just laugh. We get on together and that is very important.”

The couple, who were pleased to receive a card from the Queen, are looking forward to a large party at the weekend at Hedlam Hall, where they will celebrate with 109 friends and family members from all over the North East.

Mr Laverick said: “There will be people that we have not seen for years so we are looking forward to it.”

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3:00pm Fri 18 Apr 14

thehogman says...

The wife and I married 20th March 1967 that's some 47 years ago, we have had many and some very happy years, the best of these years started after we separated 30 years ago
The wife and I married 20th March 1967 that's some 47 years ago, we have had many and some very happy years, the best of these years started after we separated 30 years ago thehogman
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11:23pm Fri 18 Apr 14

JSmithers says...

thehogman wrote:
The wife and I married 20th March 1967 that's some 47 years ago, we have had many and some very happy years, the best of these years started after we separated 30 years ago
was that after she sh4gged duncan bannatyne?
[quote][p][bold]thehogman[/bold] wrote: The wife and I married 20th March 1967 that's some 47 years ago, we have had many and some very happy years, the best of these years started after we separated 30 years ago[/p][/quote]was that after she sh4gged duncan bannatyne? JSmithers
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11:36pm Sat 19 Apr 14

diga says...

Hogman and Smithers you are a disgrace - I can't believe you are both so rude about such an important celebration for this couple.. I'm only in my 10th anniversary - so a long way to catch Mr and Mrs Laverick up. Well done to them both!
Hogman and Smithers you are a disgrace - I can't believe you are both so rude about such an important celebration for this couple.. I'm only in my 10th anniversary - so a long way to catch Mr and Mrs Laverick up. Well done to them both! diga
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