Golden anniversary for Petworth couple

Christopher and Lynn Till who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary
Christopher and Lynn Till who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary

A PETWORTH couple celebrated 50 golden years of marriage last weekend.

Christopher, 74, and Lynn Till, 67 were married on August 25, 1962 at the registry office in Midhurst.

The pair met at a dance in Lodsworth Village Hall in 1961. Christopher was from Midhurst and Lynn was from Petworth.

However the meeting almost did not occur. Lynn said: “I had to be urged to go by a friend of mine.”

Eighteen months later they moved into their house in Hampers Green, where they have lived ever since.

Things haven’t always been smooth and Lynn is Christopher’s carer after he had a major operation recently.

Lynn said: “It’s important to listen to each other. He’s quite a character.

“Whatever he does he makes me laugh and if you can laugh in these times that’s all you can do.”

Together they have three sons: Michael, Stuart and David.

After their recent milestone the couple are now looking to the future. Lynn added: “Things are looking brighter and brighter.”