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Bromsgrove couple celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary

Harry Leach 14th Jun, 2019

A BROMSGROVE couple marked their 70th wedding anniversary on June 3 with afternoon tea and a letter from The Queen.

Burcot Grange residents Georgina and Arthur Mitchell, both aged 91, put their longevity down to ‘love, tolerance and a shared Christian faith’.

Their special day was spent with daughter Hazel, and son-in-law Ken inside the care home’s conservatory.

The card they received from the Queen was proudly on display during the celebrations.

Arthur said: “We would both like to say a very big thank you to all the staff at Burcot Grange for hosting this happy and memorable day. Myself and Georgina feel blessed to have shared many happy years together.”

The loved-up pair, originally from Glasgow, were members of the same church from an early age. It was here where their friendship blossomed into something more.

After serving in the RAF for a number of years, Arthur returned home and proposed to Georgina.

They moved to Leominster in 1992, living there until 2016 before finally moving into Burcot Grange.

Burcot Lane’s general manager Vicky Osborne said: “They are a wonderful couple and we wish them many more happy years together.”

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