Published: 14:00, 06 November 2019
Seventy-five years of marriage, eight cards from Her Majesty the Queen but only ever one love and that's for each other.
Deal couple Jenny and Percy Lawrence, both 93, of Mongeham Road celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Friday, November 1.
For this, the teenage sweethearts received their eighth card from the Queen along with congratulatory messages, flowers and cakes from friends.
It has been added to their collection which Mrs Lawrence used to display on her dressing table but now, due to their ever expanding numbers, are stored in a special box.
They received their first card from Buckingham Palace for their diamond anniversary in 2004, followed by others on their 65th, 70th and then every year since.
Mrs Lawrence said: “They’ve have been different every time, with a different photograph and a different message.
“This year it's almost a full length photo of her which is nice."
She added: "We're very lucky to still have each other."
The couple, who featured in our sister newspaper the East Kent Mercury in 2014 for their platinum anniversary met when they were 15.
Jenny was walking along the promenade with a friend while Percy was making his way to the Air Training Corps. Three years later, in the same place, Percy proposed.
They were married by Canon Tonks in a small family wedding at 2.30pm in 1944, at St Mary’s Church, Walmer.
Afterwards, they enjoyed tea and a cake made by Percy’s mother at Liverpool Cottage in Liverpool Road, Deal.