Wotton couple celebrate 64 years after meeting at a dance

Gazette Series: Polish-born Miecyslaw, 91, met Natalina, 83, celebrate 64 years as a married couple after meeting at a dance in Dursley (7576097) Polish-born Miecyslaw, 91, met Natalina, 83, celebrate 64 years as a married couple after meeting at a dance in Dursley (7576097)

A COUPLE from Wotton-under-Edge who met each other at a Dursley dance after the second world war and who could not say a word to each other have just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

Polish-born Miecyslaw, 91, met Natalina, 83, in the town after he had served in the army as a chef while she had come over as an 18-year-old with a group of friends.

When their two hostels held a dance in the town the pair danced together and, despite not being able to speak to each other because of their nationalities, they were married six months later on June 24, 1950.

They moved into a council home at Pittman Place in Wotton-under-Edge and raised 10 children and have 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, with two more on the way.

Miecyslaw would work in the foundry at RA Listers in Dursley where he would stay for 30 years as well as being a member of Dursley Male Voice Choir.

Their daughter Maria Tredinnick, from Gloucester, said the pair had always been completely devoted to each other, adding that growing up in such a big family was “fantastic” because they did not have cousins or grandparents nearby as they were abroad.

“That meant we were very close and it was a good life growing up in Wotton because it was all countryside back then,” she said.

“My parents are like a hand in a glove together. They absolutely adore each other, always working side by side.”

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