Trudy and Barclay Patoir met over 70 years ago during World War Two (when mixed-race relationships were still frowned upon) and they have recently opened up on the challenges they faced.
Trudy (96) said to BBC: "When I told them at work they thought I was daft marrying a black man. They all said, 'It won't last you know,' because it was a mixed-race marriage. I think some people thought I was marrying beneath myself."
Trudy found a new job which forced her to work with 'coloured people' and that was how she met Barclay. Barclay (97) came from South America to the UK to work there.
Trudy said: "He stood on one side of the wings with a drill and I stood on the other side with the dolly. I was frightened to death of him - I'm not frightened of him now! We didn't speak for a while and then he started to bring me a cup of tea, and then he started bringing me sandwiches."
For their first date, Trudy said: "I took him to Southport on the train. We got some dirty looks then. I could tell some people were talking about us on the train but we took no notice, did we dear? I didn't tell my mother when I was going to see Barclay."
In 1940, racism was very much apparent in Liverpool. Trudy says: "I didn't tell my mother when I was going to see Barclay. She thought I was going in to town to meet the girls. She had noticed I was very happy but she didn't know why. "When she did find out she threatened to throw me out the house."
"I knew then that I couldn't live without Barclay, but I didn't dare tell anybody for months." In 1944, Trudy eventually told Barclay she would like to marry him.
However, a priest at the local Catholic church in Liverpool refused to perform the service. Trudy said: "He said, 'There's so many coloured men coming over here and going back home leaving the women with children. So I'm not marrying you.' We were upset about that."
The couple ended up marrying at the Liverpool Register Office. The couple then went to live in Manchester. They eventually got married by a local Catholic there.
The couple now have two children, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. On their relationship, Trudy said: "Barclay and I discuss things if we don't agree. We never really had a big argument. We're so used to each other, we don't aggravate each other."
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Barclay concluded: "Trudy is genuine, she's a partner. Every morning I wake up I thank the Lord for having such a good wife."
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