Couple mark 70th wedding anniversary

Ernest and Jean Cooper, celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at home

Ernest and Jean Cooper, celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at home - Credit: Archant

A COUPLE who will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this month say staying young at heart is the key to their success.

Ernest and Jean Cooper met in Knebworth, where Jean was a parlour maid and Ernest a gardener.

The couple soon got engaged, before marrying in Shephall, Stevenage.

On the key to the success of their long marriage, Mrs Cooper, 90, who lives with 91-year-old Mr Cooper in Kings Walden, said: “I’m quite an easy-going person and young at heart. That’s the best way to be.

“I like music – when it comes on, my feet start tapping. I keep active, and do crosswords. If I’m not doing anything, I’m using my hands and fingers.


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“We are lucky to have got this far.”

The couple have three children, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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They celebrate their anniversary on July 31.

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