Stotfold couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

A COUPLE celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary have said the secret to their marriage has been to never to go to sleep on an argument.

Bill and Georgie Cutler from Stotfold will celebrate 60 years of being married on November 1.

The pair met at a dance night in 1950 when Bill worked as an upholsterer for Fairfield Hospital and Georgie worked as a radiographer for the London Chest Hospital which had wards in the hospital.

Mr Cutler said: “It was love at first sight for me; I went over to Georgie and asked her for a dance.”

The night sparked up a two year courtship between the couple who live at Hyde Avenue.

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During their relationship the pair enjoyed nights out to the pub and went dancing.

In June 1952 the couple got engaged and went on to marry in November the same year at the St Mary’s Church in Stotfold.

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Mr Cutler said the last 60 years had been very happy.

He said the secret to a long and successful marriage is to give and take and be tolerant of one another.

“We have never had a real fall out. We have had arguments like any other couple but we always share and never go to sleep on an argument.

“God knows how she has put up with me for the last 60 years,” he added.

In 1962 Mrs Cutler gave birth to their son, Gary, the couple are grandparents to one granddaughter and one great grandson.

After giving birth, Mrs Cutler went on to work as a school cook at Etonbury School in Arlesey.

Mrs Cutler, who came over to the UK from Ireland in 1947, said: “We seem to get on very well and we like being in each others company.”

And she echoed her husband’s sentiments of a successful marriage and said the key was “to give and take”.

Over the years Mr and Mrs Cutler have enjoyed travelling and have spent lengths of time in Ireland.

The couple will celebrate their milestone on November 3 by having a pub meal with 30 family and friends at the Two Brewers in Stotfold.

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