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Last Updated: Monday, 19 November 2007, 14:49 GMT
Love-struck day centre pair marry
James and Peggy Mason
The "old fashioned" couple said they could not live in sin

A Devon couple who fell in love at a day centre for the elderly are among some of the UK's oldest newly-weds.

Former Torbay mayor James Mason, 93, and Peggy Clark, 84, were married at Paignton's Oldway Mansion before friends and family.

Mr Mason said he was hit by a bolt from the blue when they met at the Paignton day centre six weeks ago. He popped the question three days later.

They said their future plans were to be together and to be happy.

Mrs Mason, who was widowed in 1982, said her life changed the moment she met Mr Clark on 7 October at 1210 GMT, exactly.

Mr Mason, a widower for 10 years, said marriage was the obvious solution for the couple.

While his bride said she loved his twinkling eyes and his ability to make her laugh, he said he loved everything about his new wife.

The couple are keeping their honeymoon plans a secret.

She said: "We are going to disappear into the blue."

"Where nobody knows where we are," he added.



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