Platinum anniversary for Ken and Joyce Taylor

Date published: 18 December 2020

A local couple are celebrating an incredible 70 years married this month.

Ken and Joyce Taylor were 23 and 21, respectively, when they got married at Rochdale Parish Church on the 23 December 1950, before honeymooning in Blackpool.

Both Rochdale born and bred, Ken was an ironmonger at JJ Smithies, and Joyce worked at TBA. They now live with their daughter, Janet, in their hometown.


Ken and Joyce


Ken and Joyce enjoyed dancing at Turners for as long as they could, and loved their annual holidays in St Ives. They have two children, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

They still walk their neighbourhood holding hands and waving to everyone.


Ken and Joyce Taylor on their wedding day
Ken and Joyce Taylor on their wedding day in 1950


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