Platinum couple met on blind date
A COUPLE celebrating their platinum wedding anniversary proved love is blind after falling for one another on a mystery date.
When Bert and Gladys Forster, from Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, first met each other more than 70 years ago they knew it was love and they would be together forever.
They celebrated their milestone 70th wedding anniversary last week with a family barbecue, while they reminisced over their first blind date at a London cinema.
It was not long after that meeting that Bert (90) went off to fight in the Second World War as a corporal in the 457th bomb group.
But before he left, Bert married Gladys at a small ceremony in London on June 1, 1940. When he returned, they had a son, Gary (48) and seven grandchildren with Bert working as a plumber by trade while Gladys worked in a launderette.
When the couple retired they settled in Newhaven before moving in with their family in Peterborough when Gladys was diagnosed with dementia.
Their daughter-in-law to be, Caroline McGrath said: “They have their moments where they might disagree or argue but they wouldn’t be without each other.
“They are inseparable. They adore each other and would do anything for one another.
“The barbecue was brilliant.”