Love blossomed at work

Diamond couple Enid and Stan Gaunt of Dalton Piercy are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
Diamond couple Enid and Stan Gaunt of Dalton Piercy are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
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A COUPLE who met at work have looked back on 60 years of wedded bliss.

Enid and Stan Gaunt were both working at the Siemens telecommunications factory in Hartlepool when Cupid’s arrow struck.

Enid, whose maiden name was Henning, was 22 at the time and working in the multi department, and Stan was 20 and employed in the firm’s engineering section.

“It was a friend that got us together, and our first date was to the pictures,” said Enid.

After a two-year courtship, Stan proposed and the couple married at the Raby Road Methodist Church on a snowy January 28, 1952.

The couple, who lived in Thackeray Road before moving to Dalton Piercy 25 years ago, went on to have two sons, Geoffrey, 58, and 56-year-old Stephen.

Enid, 84, brought up the children while Stan got a job as an assistant engineer with the National Coal Board, where he was to spend 33 years and was based in Shotton, Blackhall and Dawdon.

Enid said the secret to a long and happy marriage was “having no arguments”, while Stan, 82 added that “compromise is what it’s all about”.

The couple were celebrating their milestone occasion today by going out for a meal.