50 years of change—SWNS
A pair of finest associates who’ve taken a photograph sales space image collectively each 5 years since they have been ten simply snapped their 50th anniversary photograph.
60-year-olds Keith Laughton and Martin Dowle went all the way down to Skegness Station the place they crammed into the sales space once more for the tenth time; grinning for the digital camera to commemorate 50 years of friendship.
Keith, a retired probation officer, took the primary image collectively together with his pal Martin, a paramedic, in a Woolworths in Lincoln.
Then by likelihood they discovered themselves again in the identical store 5 years later and determined to recreate the unique.
“It is at all times good,” says Keith. “The thrill constructing as much as it after which reliving our recollections from age ten going again into a photograph sales space.”
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It grew to become a enjoyable custom for the pair which they’ve stored up for half a century of images.
“It is bizarre to look again at two ten-year-olds with candy little harmless faces after which have a look at the others and take into consideration the whole lot you undergo in life collectively,” stated Keith, preserving his British-born pure reserve.
50 years of photographs – SWNS
“Our lives have not been something aside from two regular guys—we’ve not completed something spectacular or catastrophic, we have simply at all times stored that friendship.”
“It is getting tougher and tougher to wriggle ourselves in and perch on tiny tiny seats but it surely was good and now we have been doing it for 50 years.”
The pair met once they have been simply eight after Keith went to introduce himself to Martin after his household moved to his village of Bardney, Lincolnshire.
“We have been reminiscing and pondering of the whole lot that is occurred between every 5 years – it will get a bit scary when you concentrate on it however intermingled with the whole lot that is been occurring we’ve got at all times managed to get that image completed each 5 years.”
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“We do not stay in one another’s pockets or have to speak each week—it is only a friendship that is stood the check of time.”
Keith nonetheless lives in Bardney; Martin now lives in London.
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