Oldest couple to give advice on Twitter

Oldest couple to give advice on Twitter

A British couple who have been married for 76 years — the longest in the country — have now joined Twitter to speak about the secret of their remarkable romance.

Lionel and Ellen Buxton from Dover, Kent, have invited users of the networking website to tweet them with their problems.

The couple said they have not spent more than one night apart in the past eight decades, the Daily Mail reported.

Ellen, 100, said: “We have never been apart really and have never wanted anyone else. We have been married happily because we have been good friends as well as husband and wife. We have always made sure we have had nice evenings out together. Whether it is going for a romantic meal or out to play bingo.”

Lionel turns 100 in March. The couple, who met in March 1930, grew up in London’s East End and met while working at the Henley Cable factory in north Woolwich.

Ellen would often ask for technical help from apprentice engineer Lionel.
“She was lovely. I always looked forward to when she needed help from me. We got on so well, went on a few dates together and became a couple. We ended up getting married. We would have done it sooner but could not afford it,” Lionel said.