Worthing couple celebrate 70 years of marriage thanks to shared interests.

W29532H12 Mr and Mrs Collins 70th Wedding Anniversay
W29532H12 Mr and Mrs Collins 70th Wedding Anniversay
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AFTER 70 years of marriage, a Worthing couple are still in love and say the secret lies in sharing interests and making time for each other.

Grace and Edward Collins, of Marlowe Road, Broadwater, met in an amusement arcade along Worthing seafront in 1941, where they remember putting money in the jukebox so the two of them could listen to music.

They married a year later, at Holy Trinity Church in Shelley Road, Worthing, and said they have not looked back since.

After getting married, the couple had a daughter, Carol Dengate, and when she was six months old Edward, now 89, went to Italy for three years with the RAF.

To celebrate the momentous occasion on July 11, the couple went out for a quiet lunch with their daughter and son-in-law.

Talking about how they have managed to stick together for so long, she added: “My husband, being cheeky, said you grin and bear it. I think the secret is to both like the same things.”

Grace and Edward have one daughter, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren