Britain's longest-lasting marriage ends after 81 years: Frank, 101, passes away holding wife Anita's hand
One half of the longest married couple in Britain has died after 81 years of wedded bliss.
Frank Milford, 101, held the hand of his wife Anita, also 101, as he passed away at the residential home where they lived.
The devoted pair met at a YMCA dance in Plymouth in 1926.
Happily ever after: Frank Milford has died after 81 years of marriage to his beloved Anita, making them Britain's longest married couple
They said the secret to their long marriage was 'give and take' and making up after rows with a kiss and a cuddle.
Mr Milford's 76-year-old son, also called Frank, said: 'She's very upset obviously, but she was sitting holding his hand when he passed away.
'For the past three weeks or so he hasn't been eating or drinking and I think we all realised he was ready to die. He knew it was his time and I think he simply died of old age.'