Couple return to Cwmbran store where romance blossomed

ROMANCE: The couple met while working at Woolworths. (3979294)

ROMANCE: The couple met while working at Woolworths. (3979296)

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A COUPLE who met while working at Cwmbran Shopping Centre over 30 years ago and have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary were returning to the centre to spread some romance on Valentine’s Day.

Joanna and Mike Kirkham-Jones met when they were both employed by Woolworths based in the shopping centre.They caught sight of each other in 1982 while working on adjacent counters at the store.

After leaving their jobs, the couple reunited in 1987 when Joanna, now a building society cashier, made contact. After 18 months together, the couple married in Pontnewydd and have since had three daughters aged 14, 21 and 22.

To mark their relationship, the couple are returning to where they first met to write messages on heart-shaped cards displayed on The Love Stand.

The stand is exhibiting couples’ romantic messages to each other.

As well as this, there is a Valentine’s sofa today named The Cwtch Couch and a Red Balloon competition, giving customers the chance to win Thornton’s chocolates and flowers.

Mrs Kirkham-Jones said: “Cwmbran centre is such a special place to us as it’s where Mike and I first met and we’ve witnessed its wonderful redevelopment over the years. It’s incredible to think that we have been married for a quarter of a century and I’m looking forward to our next 25 years.”

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9:02pm Fri 14 Feb 14

varteg1 says...

Like them our place of assignation is no more(as was) Anyone recall Dodge City DIY in Maesglas Newport.
We did our courting there, in the glasshouse cafe mainly, and we are now married for thirty two years

Don't time fly when you're havin' fun?.
Like them our place of assignation is no more(as was) Anyone recall Dodge City DIY in Maesglas Newport. We did our courting there, in the glasshouse cafe mainly, and we are now married for thirty two years Don't time fly when you're havin' fun?. varteg1
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9:33pm Fri 14 Feb 14

sperduti says...

varteg1 wrote:
Like them our place of assignation is no more(as was) Anyone recall Dodge City DIY in Maesglas Newport.
We did our courting there, in the glasshouse cafe mainly, and we are now married for thirty two years

Don't time fly when you're havin' fun?.
oh lovely to read !! I met my hubby in workplace at the bath street laundry where we both worked back in 1973 !! and celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary next month on mothers day !!! time had really flown by!!
[quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: Like them our place of assignation is no more(as was) Anyone recall Dodge City DIY in Maesglas Newport. We did our courting there, in the glasshouse cafe mainly, and we are now married for thirty two years Don't time fly when you're havin' fun?.[/p][/quote]oh lovely to read !! I met my hubby in workplace at the bath street laundry where we both worked back in 1973 !! and celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary next month on mothers day !!! time had really flown by!! sperduti
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10:23am Mon 17 Feb 14

humlin says...

i met my mrs in the queue at the dole office back in 92 and we are still claiming together now!
i met my mrs in the queue at the dole office back in 92 and we are still claiming together now! humlin
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