Couple dance their way to anniversary

Norman and Muriel Axon marking their platinum wedding anniversary at the place where they were married and Muriel was christened, the Rainbow Centre which was a former Methodist Church, with members of the Tuesday dance group.
Norman and Muriel Axon marking their platinum wedding anniversary at the place where they were married and Muriel was christened, the Rainbow Centre which was a former Methodist Church, with members of the Tuesday dance group.
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A couple who married in the middle of World War Two have celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary.

Norman and Muriel Axon, 93 and 94, of Townley Street, Morecambe, have enjoyed 70 years of married bliss.

The pair first met when they were both at Euston Road School and in 1938, through Clarence Street Church, which they both attended, they started their romance.

They married in 1943 and moved in with Muriel’s mother in Townley Street.

The couple have three children Barry Jean and Sylvia. Sadly Sylvia died suddenly at the age of 47, 11 years ago.

They have five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, soon to be eight.

During the war, Norman was in the Royal Navy, travelling in the UK and to faraway places. Muriel worked at Hustlers on White Lund as her part of the war effort. The couple played crown green bowling into their eighties and became sequence dancers in 1966, belonging to the Morecambe and Heysham Dance Club. They still attend the Rainbow Centre. As for the secret to a happy marriage, Norman said: “It’s give and take.”