Romance on a Red Routemaster

Couple Who Met on a Double Decker Bus Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary


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Vintage London bus hire company, RedRoutemaster, have commented on the 60th anniversary celebrations of a Histon couple who met on top of a double decker bus.

Cynthia and Dennis Marshall first crossed paths on the top of a double decker bus, when Cynthia’s mother first introduced the pair on the number 104 bus from Cambridge to Histon. Cynthia said that she had thought her future husband Dennis was “rather dishy” when she first laid eyes on him across the seats. The pair later went to a dance at the Rex Ballroom in Histon Road, Cambridge, which is where they really hit it off.

The pair lived in a caravan after marrying at Saint Andrew’s Church on March 26th 1955. In 1960 they completed building their first bungalow and Cynthia and Dennis have lived there ever since. Despite Cynthia being diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, she continues to knit hats and baby clothes for refugee charities and bakes ‘Doolie’ scones. Dennis drives his older friends around to help them go on shopping trips and attend appointments.

Leading providers of old fashioned double decker buses for hire, RedRoutemaster, took a keen interest in the endearing love story. A spokesperson from the company made the following statement upon hearing the news. “Here at RedRoutemaster, we think there is something incredibly romantic about our vintage double decker buses.

“They represent an old Britain which so many of our customers take great joy in reliving when they hire from us. We were delighted to hear about Dennis and Cynthia’s tale about falling in love on an old fashioned double decker. It just goes to show that these iconic vehicles aren’t just retired forms of public transport, but they also hold fond memories for simpler times when love could be found on a local bus journey.”

RedRoutemaster are a locally owned, family run company who hire out iconic Routemaster buses for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays, as well as tours and trips for large groups of people. With a number of fully licensed vehicles – all built in West London by official manufacturers during the 1950s and 1960s – available for hire, they have established themselves as market leaders in the field.

April 24, 2015

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