Sheffield couple give Valentine's Day advice and reveal secret to 68-year-long marriage

As lovebirds across the globe mark Valentine’s day an elderly pair from Sheffield have revealed the secret to their 68-year-long marriage.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 12:00 pm

Norman, 93, and Connie Condon, 88, will celebrate their anniversary next month and say the secret to their marriage is to ‘listen to and love each other’.

The loving couple were married in the former Whitcliffe Chapel, in Langsett Road, Sheffield, and have two sons.

Connie said: “Our most romantic day was our wedding day and since then every day has been special.

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“We’ve always loved and trusted each other and that’s the key to a long and happy marriage.

“My advice to young couples would be to never lie to each other and believe in your partner.

“Valentine’s Day is a chance to show you care for someone you love and we are still in love after 67 years of marriage.”

The pair have lived at Anchor’s Herries Lodge care home in Teynham Road, Shirecliffe, since last June.

To mark Valentine’s Day the home is hosting a day of themed events, including a Valentine’s lunch for the residents and their loved ones.

Herries Lodge Manager Sarah Burley said: “This is such an exciting event. There will be lots of fun, colour and wonderful food all made from fresh seasonal ingredients. Older people have a lifetime of experience when it comes to love so it’s great Norman and Connie can offer younger couples advice.

“Such events are also a great occasion for residents to socialise with friends and their families.”