Tying the knot after 49 years

MarriageA couple has finally tied the knot - after 49 years, nine children, 22 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Every time Ted Towle, 83, proposed to Hilda Clark, 73, she turned him down, reports the Daily Mirror.

Then six months ago, he was stunned when she proposed to him. They finally married at the weekend to cheers from their delighted family.

Hilda said: "Ours must be one of the longest courtships ever. But now I'm so happy I wonder why I waited so long to marry. I'm so proud to call Ted my husband after all this time."

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