I would like to share this story for my daily romance and relationship blog roundup from the lancashiretelegraph.co.uk by Peter Magill. He writes about true love which triumphs above all things. Some forty love letters were recently discovered inside a candy box by an antiques dealer – all from a couple who met in 1889. Herbert Wilkins and Ethel Ormerod were forbidden from marrying by her father. They proceeded to secretly write these notes to each other, containing everyday news from their lives. In 1904, when Ethel turned 21 and no longer needed her father’s permission to wed, the couple were finally married. The letters have been placed in the Rossendale County Archives due to their unique look at everyday life from that time period.
A beautiful romance story for the ages and well worth a read:
Love letters between Rossendale couple are placed in county archive – Lancashire Telegraph