A PAIR of lovebirds have hit it off in lockdown after taking the plunge and moving in together – aged 97.
War heroes Robert Walsh and Lilian Grundy couldn’t bear the thought of being without one another so decided to hole up at Lilian’s days before Boris Johnson banned visits.
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Robert, who was a rear gunner in RAF U-Boat raids in the war, met Lilian, who helped build bombers, at a Remembrance Day service last November.
They hit it off and were meeting up three times a week when the pandemic hit – so decided they would take things to the next level.
Robert said: “I have completely fallen for her. For us there has been a good side to this dreadful virus, getting to be together.”
Robert plays his Ukulele to Lilian in her garden in Prestwich, Gtr Manchester, and the couple sing war songs together to entertain themselves in lockdown.
But the traditional churchgoers, who had each previously married with the former partners passing away, still sleep in separate bedrooms with Robert taking the spare room.
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They only moved in after getting the approval of their families. Lilian said: “We are very fond of each other.”
Author Gary Bridson-Daley knew Lilian from interviewing her for his book, A Debt of Gratitude To The Last Heroes, and Robert from veterans meetings and set them up.
He arranged for them to sit next to each other at the event in Manchester Airport’s Concorde hangar last November and said: “It’s lovely to see how they have blossomed.”
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