Old romantics: Pensioners with combined age of 175 set to marry

Richard Glass, 86 and Pamela Turnbull, 89 hit it off after meeting in a railway station car park.

Old romantics: Pensioners with combined age of 175 set to marry SWNS via SWNS

Loved up OAPs are looking forward to becoming newlyweds when they tie the knot this weekend.

Richard Glass, 86 and Pamela Turnbull, 89, hit it off immediately after catching each other’s eye in a railway car park and feeling a spark.

Great-grandad Richard made his move instantly on Pamela, who gave a false name first of all before she agreed to go for a spin in his car – then went back to his flat.

The pair talked for hours, and Richard put his cards on the table right away when he dropped his new squeeze off at the station, telling her ‘I am so lucky to have met someone like you’.

Five years after their first date, they are looking forward to formalising their relationship – despite friends and family questioning why they need to.

The couple say they believe in marriage and want to make the most of every moment.

Gran-of-four Pamela, originally from London, said: “You can fall in love at any age – and I love him to bits.”

They first locked eyes at Wemyss Bay Station, Inverclyde, where they now live, and got engaged in Tenerife a year later.

Pamela said: “He waved and then walked over and asked my name.

“I said it was Margaret, which is my middle name, as I was a bit taken aback, but right away there was something I liked about him.

“He took my arm and we started walking and talking.

“He told me he had been on TV and he had written a book and asked if I would like to join him for a drive.

“I remember when he dropped me back off at the station, he said ‘I am so lucky to have met someone like you’.”

The mum-of-one was widowed in 1993.

Pamela, who worked in a bank and was a keen volunteer, only retired aged 83.

Former serviceman Richard travelled the world and wrote a book, as well as starring in Mrs Brown’s Boys, Gary Tank Commander and River City.

Richard and Pamela are set to wed on Sunday. SWNS via SWNS

He said: “I was smitten right away, although Pamela needed a little convincing as she gave a false name when I went over to say hello.”

He said it didn’t feel right cohabiting without tying the knot and has had to explain it to younger people who ask about it.

Richard said: “I replied it’s because I believe in marriage and that’s what we want to do.

“I’m old school, I don’t like living together without being wed.

“Marriage just seemed the next step for us.”

Richard has three great-grandchildren, and seven grandchildren and was a store manager in Tesco.

He urged the younger generation to get on with it and stop dithering.

Richard said: “Get married, do it today as tomorrow might never come.

“You’re only here once and you need to make the most of every second.”

The couple will marry at Gourock Baptist Church, Gourock, Inverclyde, on Sunday.

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