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Our secret to a long and happy marriage
11:30pm Wednesday 26th September 2012 in News
CELEBRATING their 65th wedding anniversary tomorrow are Alex and Beryl McEwan, of Grafton Close. in Upton. Mrs McEwen is from Kinnersley, and her husband is a Scot from Glasgow.
The couple met in 1945 at HMS Collingwood, a Royal Navy shore establishment in Fareham, Hampshire, where she was a Wren and he was in the Navy.
They got married in the parish church at Kempsey in 1947 and lived in Coventry for a while, but moved back to the Upton area in 1951. Mr McEwen spent his career as a production engineer at Dowty in Gloucestershire, and Mrs McEwen worked for the Inland Revenue.
“But we tended to keep quiet about that,” she said.
The couple have two sons and a daughter, four grandsons and two great-grand-daughters. And the secret of a long and happy marriage? “Patience and a good sense of humour on both sides,” says Mrs McEwen.