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Wrexham couple celebrate 73 years of marriage

Published date: 18 February 2013 |
Published by: Staff Reporter
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IS this North Wales’ longest-married couple?

Jack Harris and wife Jess, of Coopers Close, Rhosnesni, Wrexham, will celebrate 73 blissful years of union in March.

The pair were presented with a bottle of champagne and a bouquet of flowers from Asda, who launched a Valentine’s-themed appeal to find the Wrexham couple who have been loved-up the longest.

More than 20 twosomes entered the competition, which was won by Jack 97, and Jess, 93.

Former Post Office clerk Jess said: “I don’t think there is a secret to a long-lasting marriage.

“We have our rows like every couple, but we never go to bed on a nasty word.

“We’re over the moon to have won the competition.”

Jess, who enjoys knitting and cooking, met Chepstow-born Jack at a dance while he was based at barracks in Wrexham.

The couple were nominated for the prize by neighbour Barbara Hughes, who said: “They’re a lovely couple, who are still devoted to each other after all these years.”

Mary Williams, community life champion at Asda, presented the couple with their goodies.

She said: “We had a fantastic response to our competition, which was eventually won by Jack and Jess.

“We wanted to help them celebrate Valentine’s Day with champagne and flowers, and they went down a treat.”

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