A love story spanning 72 years

LOCAL couple Fred and Olive Blanch celebrated 72 years of marriage on December 13 last year.

Fred, 97, and Olive, 94, celebrated the anniversary with a fish and chips dinner alongside family and friends.

Grandson David said the couple, despite their advanced years, were more in love than ever.

“Even though life is getting difficult for them the spark is still there and, in fact, is stronger than ever,” he said.

“Maybe the secret to a long marriage is a humble meal of fish and chips and keeping it simple.”

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