“Trust and share alike” secret to Wolverhampton couple who celebrate 69th wedding anniversary at MHA Waterside House

04 December 2023

A Wolverhampton couple celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary say “trust and share alike” is the secret to a long marriage.

Neville and Jean Jukes met whilst working at the Wolverhampton Box Company and married in 1954.

The pair were both born and bred in Wolverhampton and have two daughters Carol and Lynn.

Jean currently lives at MHA Waterside House and the home made sure they celebrated their big day with an anniversary party.

The pair received plenty of cards and celebrated the day with fellow residents and staff.

Speaking after the party Neville said: “The time has flown by, I can't believe I am now 90 years old and was married at 21.

“We met at the Wolverhampton Box Company, which was a printing firm.

“I used to work as a compositor and Jean was a machine minder.

“We had a great day celebrating our anniversary at the home and we would both like to thank everyone for their hard work.

“The party was great, and we couldn't stop smiling all day.

“The secret to a long and happy marriage is simple, trust and share alike and never argue over money.”