Northamptonshire diamond anniversary couple reveal secret to happy marriage is about saying ‘yes dear’

Mike and Dorothy Moore celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. NNL-150303-165926009
Mike and Dorothy Moore celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. NNL-150303-165926009

A theatre loving Northamptonshire couple, who are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary today, say the key to a lasting relationship is about mastering two words - ‘yes dear’.

The Chronicle and Echo’s very own Down Your Way correspondent Dorothy Moore, 79, and husband Mike, 81 are marking 60 years of marriage with a small gathering at their home in Pomfret Road, Towcester today.

Mike and Dorothy Moore celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. 'Pictured: A copy picture of their wedding day.

Mike and Dorothy Moore celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. 'Pictured: A copy picture of their wedding day.

The great-grandparents of one, who have two sons in their fifties, met at a dance at The Salon in Weedon Road back in 1951.

And 60 years on Dorothy says the time has flown by.

She said: “We have been very lucky and very happy, we’ve had some sad times but we’ve always pulled together.

“I can’t believe it, I still feel about 30.”

If you can both learn to agree with each other you won’t fall out

Dorothy Moore

And former office worker Dorothy revealed the key to their long lasting marriage.

“Apart from caring and sharing, the key to a happy marriage relies on two words - ‘yes dear’,” she said.

“If you can both learn to agree with each other you won’t fall out.”

Dorothy and Mike married at Towcester Methodist Church, where Dorothy has been the organist since she was 12, in 1955. Back then, Mike had just completed his national service and went on to work in the shoe industry in Northampton.

At one point they both worked at the Mountfield shoe factory in Northampton.

Mike now enjoys gardening and DIY and the couple holiday every year in the New Forest.

But Dorothy says their favourite hobby is watching live theatre.

“We absolutely love it,” Dorothy said. “We are going to see three shows in the next few weeks and the Boy in The Striped Pyjamas at the Royal and Derngate this weekend, which will probably make me cry.”