'Give and take' is secret to our 50-year marriage

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By Sevenoaks Chronicle | Thursday, September 06, 2012, 08:00

A KEMSING couple has celebrated 50 years of marriage.

John and Barbara Swift, of Dynes Road, met in a Sevenoaks teen club several years before they wed in 1962.

Mrs Swift said she was 14 and her husband was 17 when she first set eyes on him at the Bligh's youth club.

More than five decades later, the pair marked their golden wedding anniversary with a party at home.

They have three children, Caroline, Nigel and John, and eight grandchildren, as well as four great-grandchildren.

Mrs Swift said the secret to their long and happy marriage was "give and take".

She said: "We've always been dedicated to our family and our lives still revolve around them – and we've always been totally honest with each other."



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