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‘Truly’ Childhood Sweethearts Celebrate Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Posted on November 1st, 2007 by Melissa in News, Wedding Anniversaries 1 Comment

Jessie and Bill Cocks as YoungstersYes, believe it or not, these kids have been holding hands since they were 2 years old! 77 years later, Jessie Fright and Bill Cocks, are now celebrating their Diamond Anniversary after 60 years of marriage. Born in Margate, Kent England, in 1927 and 1928, they were neighbors and best friends up until Jessie moved away to become a nanny. Bill’s family moved to Eastleigh, Hampshire during the war and they briefly lost contact. The couple kept in touch with love letters along the way and finally became engaged in April 1947, at the age of 19. They were married in St. Peters Church, on November 8th that same year.

Jessie and Bill Cocks on their Wedding DayJust three days later, Bill was sent to Germany where he served with the Army as part of the peacekeeping force. Soon after, the couple settled in Bishopstoke, near Hampshire England, and reside there to this day! They have raised 4 children by which they now have 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The loving couple has touted their marriage as an “achievement”, and Mrs. Cocks says, “you make your vows when you get married and you stick to them.”

Jessie and Bill Cocks after their Diamond Wedding AnniversaryCan you believe this story?! It just goes to show how love can concur all. Some parents try so hard to protect their kids from “early love”, but look at what can actually come of it. So many people look down on young marriages; apparently you don’t know what love is, unless you are at least 25! I was married at the age of 19; my husband 21, and we are deeply in love and happy with two beautiful children. I know I will be married to Eric until the day I die, and I look at these stories with glee and inspiration, as I will one day celebrate my Diamond Anniversary.

Let’s say congrats to this wonderful couple… 60 years down and many more to come! I give them the Truly Married award for a long and successful marriage. “Cheers”.

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Comments (1)

  1. 1Melissa

    This is such a sweet story, I love it! I can’t wait to celebrate our Diamond Anniversary :)

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