New Year’s Wedding Bells for Beccles Couple After 33 Years

A Beccles couple who met playing bowls tied the knot at St Luke’s Church on New Year’s day.

Vera Lawrence, 93, and Bob Whittle, 84, tied the knot after a 33 year romance that began on the bowling green. Mr Whittle told the BBC that “I fell in love with ther the first day I saw her at the bowls hall – we knew instantly that we were a pair.”

Ms Lawrence was the one who decided to make the pair’s 33 year romance official. She told the BBC that “I think I proposed – I said ‘shall we get married and put things straight’, he said why not?”

The couple, who have a combined age of 177, are foregoing a honeymoon abroad, preferring instead to celebrate their marriage by staying in Beccles.

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