Work romance going strong 50 years on

Doris and Ronnie Hindson
Doris and Ronnie Hindson

A GOLDEN couple who met in their workplace have looked back on 50 years of wedded bliss.

Ron and Doris Hindson are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary today.

Ronnie and Doris Hindson on their wedding day in 1961

Ronnie and Doris Hindson on their wedding day in 1961

The pair met while working at the former Siemens telecommunications factory in Hartlepool and love soon blossomed.

Ron, 84, who later worked at the nuclear store at Hartlepool firm Foster Wheeler, said: “I was working on the same section as her.

“There was a do on at the old Touchdown pub and we started talking and I asked her for a date.”

Ron, who is originally from Horden and Doris, 83, (nee Hutchinson), who comes from Wheatley Hill, tied the knot at Wheatley Hill Methodist Church on February 18, 1961, around a year after they first started dating.

The couple have a son, called Geoffrey Hindson, 48, who lives in Aldershot, in Hampshire, and a 17-year-old grand-daughter called Katie Hindson.

They will celebrate their special day with a party at their home, in Surtees Road, Peterlee, with friends and neighbours.

Speaking about the secret of their long and happy marriage, Ron said: “We have our ups and downs, but at the end of the day we put things right.

“We are still as in love as ever.”