Roy, 87, gets down on his bad knee to pop the question...

Roy, 87, gets down on his bad knee to pop the question...

Roy, 87, gets down on his bad knee to pop the question...

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A COUPLE with a combined age of 171 are to tie the knot.

Roy Parker, 87, got down on his bad knee – with the aid of a cushion – to pop the question to Joan Tyler, 84.

She said yes, and the couple are now planning an autumn wedding.

Themature lovebirds met at the Active 4 Life Club, at Clacton Leisure Centre.

Retired plumber Mr Parker said: “I got down on one knee, but I had to have a cushion because I’ve had a knee replacement.

“We met at the Active 4 Life Club for the over-fifties and hit it off straight away. It was love at first sight."

For the full story, see Thursday's Gazette

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5:06pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

If they are happy then why not!
If they are happy then why not! Say It As It Is OK?
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2:37pm Fri 8 Aug 14

RetiredVal says...

Best wishes hope you will both be very happy.
Best wishes hope you will both be very happy. RetiredVal
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12:00am Sat 9 Aug 14

Navajo wife says...

What a wonderful story. You are a real gentleman Roy. I hope you have a
LONG and happy marriage. Your wife really is a lucky lady and knows you love her very much. Gods blessings on you both.
What a wonderful story. You are a real gentleman Roy. I hope you have a LONG and happy marriage. Your wife really is a lucky lady and knows you love her very much. Gods blessings on you both. Navajo wife
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