70 Years Together: Meet Jamaican-born Beresford Reynolds and His Wife Eva

A COUPLE who tied the knot 70 years ago today are celebrating their special day surrounded by four generations of their family.

Eva and Beresford Reynolds, of Bolton, are marking the occasion with a tea party and anniversary cake.

It was a chance meeting at Bolton’s former Aspin Hall ballroom that sparked the relationship.

And Mrs Reynolds, aged 89, says ‘never going to bed on an argument’ is the secret to their long marriage.

Jamaican-born Mr Reynolds, aged 93, attended Kingston College before enlisting with the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and coming to Britain.


He had grown up in the west Jamaican town of Negril, where his father was a fisherman and during wartime, he was posted in Scotland, before moving to Bolton.

Daughter Karen Rodely, aged 59, said: “My dad was a bit of a lad himself.

“He came to Bolton with friends who all went to a dance hall where he met my mum.

“Aspin Hall allowed mixed-race people to dance. Life was not easy back then.”

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