A couple who met when they were both young police constables are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary
Arthur and Jennifer Pritchett were both working for the Metropolitan Police when they got to know each other and their relationship began after Arthur took Jennifer out for some fish and chips.
They later married in December 1965 at Acton Register Office.
They had their daughter Helen and son David while still living in London and relocated the family to follow Arthur’s career.
Initially they moved to Bugbrooke in 1973. They then moved to Daventry in 1975 and lived there for 37 years before moving out to Weedon in 2012.
Arthur worked his way up through the ranks eventually retiring from Northamptonshire Police as a Detective Chief Inspector in 1993, from there he went onto to work for Daventry District Council as a fraud officer and retired from there in the late 1990s.
After a couple of years trying to keep busy on his allotment, Arthur went to work for Alpine Carpets on Vicar Lane where he soon became a popular face.
Jennifer joined the Met as a WPC and was stationed out of Chelsea. When they began their family, Jennifer stayed at home to raise the children and when they moved to Northamptonshire and the children were older she worked for many local businesses, including the Wheatsheaf when it was still a hotel.
In the 1990s Jennifer was also matron of Daventry Police Station cells.
Their charity work and dedication to the local community is evident from Arthur’s time as a councillor for DDC, his involvement in the Northamptonshire Branch of National Association of Retired Police Officers and Jennifer’s continued commitment to the Metropolitan Women’s Police Association (MWPA).
They are now enjoying retirement, spending time with their family and beloved dog Lily and cat Woosie, as well as cruising the canals on their narrow boat.