'Plane' sailing ever since Spitfire meeting
A STRATFORD couple who met whilst building Spitfires in the Second World War, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary last week.
Nancy and Archie Edwin, 94 and 97, began their high-flying romance after meeting on the aircraft production line in Castle Bromwich in 1941.
Nancy, said: “It was hard stressful work on the production line, working night and day. I fell for Archie straight away, it was love at first sight for me, I think it took him a little longer.”
They married in 1943 just seven days before Archie was sent to Burma with the army, a posting from which he would not return until 1947. The couple have two sons Robert and John and went on to start a successful women’s fashion and sewing machine business in Warwick called Owens.
Asked what the secret to a long happy marriage was, Nancy said: “I’ve never looked at another man, I suppose that’s the secret to it.”
Archie added: “We’ve pulled through everything together and we also have plenty of our own interests to keep us busy, we don’t really have the time to fall out.”