It was smiles and good wishes all round as friends and family joined Victor and Dorothy Noble in celebration of their 75th Wedding Anniversary at a party held at their home at Richmond Retirement Village Aston on Trent.
Villager Manager Joanne Wilson, who was joined by staff and residents said "We are honoured and delighted to be spending this very special occasion with you, and wish you many more happy years here with us". To make it extra special even HRH Queen Elizabeth sent a card congratulating the couple.
The couple met in Heaton Park in Manchester in September 1939 where Victor spotted Dorothy sitting on a bench reading a book "I simply said hello" said Victor "and offered to walk her to the park gates where I plucked up the courage to ask her out the following day. Our first date was to watch the Halle Orchestra in Manchester the following afternoon. The concert halls were all closed during the evening because of the war and I can remember as we walked together we had to carry our gas masks with us!" Dorothy added "We met on September 15th 1939, got engaged at my mum’s house on 1st November 1941 and were married November 6th 1942 at Salford registry office. Our first baby, Thea was born in November 1943 followed by Peter in 1946, Patrick in 1949 and young David in 1952"
Both served their country during the war before Victor’s career as an engineer took them to Cairo for 3 years.
Victor played tribute to his wife saying that "After 75 years together, each day just gets better!"