When news happens, text SDE and your photos or videos to 80360. Or contact us by email and phone.
Claude and Thelma share the secret of 60 happy years
2:50pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
AFTER building their dream home in Warsash, Claude and Thelma Williams are still living there in marital bliss and have celebrated their diamond wedding.
When Claude’s and Thelma’s eyes locked across the dancefloor in the 1950s, it was at an evening orgainsed by Fairey Aviation in Hamble, whom they both worked for.
A few years later they were happily married after a service at St Mark’s Church, Woolston, close to where Thelma grew up.
Claude, who is now 90, retired as an industrial engineer and enjoys bowling at Palmerston Indoor Bowls Club, while 80-year-old former school caterer Thelma spends her time knitting clothes for premature babies.
When asked the secret to a long and happy marriage, Thelma said: “We let each other do what we want, Claude does what he wants and I do what I want.”
The couple enjoyed their anniversary at the Palmerstone Bowling Club in Fareham, followed by a pub lunch with their daughter and granddaughter.