‘If you work together you can’t go wrong’ says Stevenage couple celebrating 65th wedding anniversary

PUBLISHED: 18:02 21 March 2015

Joan and Bill Harrison pictured at home

Joan and Bill Harrison pictured at home


A Stevenage couple who celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this week say the key to sharing a happy life together is teamwork.

Joan and Bill Harrison pictured at homeJoan and Bill Harrison pictured at home

Bill and Joan Harrison met in London while working for a medical instruments company and started going out together in 1947.

They married three years later, on March 18, 1950, at St Mark’s Church in Willesden.

In 1962 they moved to Stevenage and have lived in the same house in The Paddocks ever since.

After moving to the town Bill worked as an engineering setter for Geo W. King Ltd, the site of which is now Stevenage Leisure Park, and Joan raised their children before going to work in shops and then for Stevenage Land Registry.

Bill and Joan Harrison on their Wedding DayBill and Joan Harrison on their Wedding Day

They had two children, Keith and Les, who live in Hitchin and Letchworth, and now have five grandchildren.

Joan, 84, said: “We have always worked together as a couple and been happy with each other, but we have had to work at it too.

“It would be a fib to say we have never had a fight.”

Bill, 91, added: “You would not believe me when I say how happy we have been over the years.

“I believe that if you work together then you can’t go wrong, and that’s what we have done all these years.”

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