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Romance grew on way to work

PUBLISHED: 15:10 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:36 03 July 2010

A CAISTER couple have been in perfect tandem for 50 years after romance blossomed cycling to work.

The rides together paved the way for a walk up the aisle and this week Nevil and Tessa Buck celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Nick Butcher pics - Nevil and Tessa Buck

A CAISTER couple have been in perfect tandem for 50 years after romance blossomed cycling to work.

The rides together paved the way for a walk up the aisle and this week Nevil and Tessa Buck celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

At the time both Nevil, 79, and Tessa, 74, were working close by in Great Yarmouth and would travel the same way to work.

“We were both employed by the same type of business, I worked for Cooper's builders merchants in the Market Place and Tessa at Leach and Son ironmongers,” said Nevil.

“I lived at Newtown and Tessa in Caister and we used to cycle the same route to and from work.”

After dating for a year the couple tied the knot at St Pauls Church, Yarmouth on March 12 1958.

Later Nevil became Cooper's representative in north Yarmouth giving more than 50 years distinguished service before retiring.

All their married life has been spent at their Reynolds Avenue home and the couple have three children Jacqueline, Michelle and Nigel and seven grandchildren.

Nevil was a founder member of Fleggburgh Private Bowls Club serving as treasurer and secretary for 10 years.

A keen gardener, Tessa was involved with Great Yarmouth Solitaires majorettes for many years.

Grandaughters Victoria and Shana are both former national baton twirling champions and grandson David a keen surfer.

Reflecting on the secret of a successful marriage Nevil confirmed the old saying that the way to a man's heart was through his stomach.

He said: “My wife has looked after me wonderfully well, she is a very good cook and we lead a simple life. We have been lucky to have had so few problems and are very contented.”

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