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Couple who met over an ironing board toast platinum anniversary

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Traditionally iron marks the sixth wedding anniversary, but the household item would prove to be an omen for more than seven decades of romance for one Norfolk couple.

For David and Thelma Matthews, from Hethersett, their story began when Mr Matthews was returning on compassionate leave from the RAF to see his ill mother.

Arriving home he met his future wife who was helping his family with household chores.

The 91-year-old said: "She was ironing one of my shirts.

"I came home on compassionate leave as my mother had cancer, my sister was........

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