A couple from Manchester celebrated their 70th anniversary recently and they hit the headlines after their romantic tale of a chance meeting caught the attention of the Daily Mail. Thomas and Ethel Bramwell happened to meet by chance in 1942 and have been madly in love ever since.
Recalling their 70 happy years of marriage from the comfort of rise and recline chairs, Thomas remembers helping Ethel and her friend step down onto the platform at Ashburys Train Station and when their eyes met, they thought that there was something special there, but had no idea that they would meet again the following evening.
They met again at the Grey Mare Hotel where he worked as a waiter after Ethel and her friend went for a meal, and Thomas took the chance to ask her out dancing the following night. From there, the couple have enjoyed many years together and have plenty more happy memories to recall.
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