Phyillis and George Loftus have been married for 77 years.
Phyllis Loftus, 94, and George Loftus, 100, have been married for an astonishing 77 years.
The pair, who live in Cannock, Staffordshire, met in the 1930s and married in 1940 in Walsall – when Mrs Loftus was just 17 years old.
Since then they have had a child, Ray, 73, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, as well as seeing 17 Prime Ministers come and go.
But what is their secret recipe for long-lasting love?
Mr Loftus revealed the secret of her long marriage to George was a "good meal and a chat".
She said: "We've done that every night of our marriage and it's kept us strong."
Mr Loftus especially loves a roost dinner on Sundays and fish or shepherd's pie during the week.
Her other piece of advice for other couples?
She said: "Don't let the sun go down on any wrath."
"We always discuss any issues together.
The secret to their love story?
"He walked me all around Walsall in my great big high heels and bought me a box of chocolates at the end of the day."
The couple first started dating before the outbreak of World War Two, when Mrs Loftus was a trainee nurse at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
On one of her days off she took the train down to Hednesford, and passed the Ryecroft Shed – where Mr Loftus worked as a train driver.
Her brother Douglas, who worked alongside Mr Loftus, knew what time she would pass-by, and he and Mr Loftus surprised her by standing on top of a train and waving to her.
This grand gesture must have impressed her, as the next day Mr Loftus was invited round to her house for tea.
She said: "He walked me all around Walsall in my great big high heels and bought me a box of chocolates at the end of the day."
After dating for two years, the pair enjoyed a small wedding service.
Mrs Loftus first met her husband when she was 17 years old.
Mr Loftus' £3 two shillings and sixpence wages were not enough for the newlyweds to afford a honeymoon.
Mrs Loftus added: "It's a good job neither of us smoked or drank on those wages.
"It was wartime and rationing and there were no wedding photographs
"We had a memorable roast pork dinner with apple pie and fresh cream."
In the next 76 years George has worked as a fireman, a pit worker and a metal labourer until he retired in 1981 at the age of 64.
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Meanwhile Mrs Loftus become a bus conductor, before working as a councillor for Chadsmoor on Cannock Urban District Council.
She then moved on to become a JP in 1963 and was a magistrate for 30 years before retiring at the age of 70.
Despite reaching such high office, Mrs Loftus never lost sight of her main priority.
She said: "I was a housewife.
"I never got paid as a magistrate or as a councillor because the council meetings were all in the evenings and it meant that I hadn't lost any earnings to be there.
"That's why I have always cooked. We don't have any convenience food in this house. It's all done by me."
It seems like the old adage is true after all: The way to a man's heart is through the stomach, indeed.