Sunday, April 6, 2014
A couple who met on a train during the Second World War will next week celebrate 70 years of married life.
Harry and Sylvia Sells’ platinum wedding anniversary is on Tuesday (April 8) and Mrs Sells, who is 92, said she didn’t know where the time had gone. “It’s unbelievable,” she said. “It only seems like five minutes ago we were getting married.”
Mr Sells, who is 97 and moved into The Woodlands care home in Earith last year, was born in Edmonton, London.
He met the future Mrs Sells, who came from a village near Nottingham, on a train while returning to RAF Cosford from leave in 1943.
They married the following April in Nottingham and honeymooned in Cirencester. Mr Sells, who was a flight sargeant, stayed in the RAF until demob while his wife went to Enfield to live with her parents in law.
The pair have two daughters, Patricia, 67, and Linda, 62, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
They remained in north London, where Mr Sells, an electrical engineer, was a mason for more than 50 years, and Mrs Sells was a part-time typist. They retired to Cambridgeshire and have lived in Kimbolton for about 27 years and enjoyed playing bowls and whist. Mr Sells, a lifelong Spurs fan, was also a keen golfer. Mrs Sells said: “We have had 70 wonderful years.
“We never ever had a row and that’s the gospel truth - arguments, yes, but never a row.”