Keith and Anne Craig celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary

No place for secrets is the secret of diamond couple’s marital bliss

Keith and Anne Craig, of Easingwold, celebrating their Diamond Wedding

Keith and Anne Craig, of Easingwold, on their wedding day

First published in News

SECRETS do not belong in a marriage, say a couple who are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary today.

Keith and Anne Craig, now both 81 and from Easingwold, married at Easingwold register office on November 22, 1952, following a three-year courtship.

“I was on leave from the Army,” said Mr Craig. “We got special licence on the Friday, married on Saturday, and I went back to Abergweny, South Wales, on the Sunday. We had no chance for a honeymoon because I was on draft to Singapore.

“It was cancelled, in the end, and we moved to married quarters, until I left the army in 1955 and came back to Easingwold.”

Mr Craig went on to work for the York Health Authority, while Mrs Anne, who was a children’s nurse when they met, became a nurse at York Hospital.

Asked for the secret to a happy marriage, Mr Craig said: “Just say what you think and don’t have any secrets, get it out in the open if there’s anything you want to say.”

The couple, who have a son, John, will celebrate with family and friends this weekend at the George Hotel, Easingwold.

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10:01am Thu 22 Nov 12

MrsHoney says...

Congratulations to them. The funny thing is the same thing happened with my parents. My dad was in the RAF and was due to be sent to Singapore so they got married and then it was cancelled! I wonder how many other couples did the same thing. My parents are still together too incidentally. :)
Congratulations to them. The funny thing is the same thing happened with my parents. My dad was in the RAF and was due to be sent to Singapore so they got married and then it was cancelled! I wonder how many other couples did the same thing. My parents are still together too incidentally. :) MrsHoney
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