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... Couple writes 760 letters to each other Couple writes 760 letters to each other

2 November 2007

Many believe that email and text messages have killed off the art of letter writing, and this may very well be the case. Who knows how mediums such as these would have affected the seven-decade romance of Jim and Nellie Reynolds.

The pair wrote each other an incredible 760 letters over five years when Jim was deployed to France during the Second World War, reports This is Hampshire.

The lovebirds were just 17 and 18 when they were separated, but were reunited five years later.

Nellie and Jim are now proudly celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary at their local church in Hampshire.

Jim said: "If she had not been writing to me I don't think I would have come back alive. Sometimes she wrote me 14 pages and would write to me three times a week.

"She would write all these lovey-dovey things to me but, because somebody else was reading all my letters and censoring them.

"I could not be as romantic as I wanted and tell her how much I wanted to cuddle in bed with her."ADNFCR-1043-ID-18341841-ADNFCR