On July 30th, 1966, just forty-three years ago, I married Anne Margaret Clews in a ceremony at the Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England. The wedding reception was held in the Floral Hall in nearby Tunstall.
Every guest made sure that they left the reception well before 3 00 pm that day so that they could watch the finals of the World Cup of Soccer. England was in the final, playing against Germany.
It is not every newly married couple that spends their first night of their honeymoon accomanied by the shouts of "England", England." (England won!)