Thu 23 April 2009, express.co.uk

Love Against The Odds: We Never Gave Up Hope We’D Meet Again

By Laura Jackson
Irene Brogan can still remember the first time her husband Alan asked her to marry him. She was just nine years old and he was seven. “Alan and I were sitting on top of Bunny Hill where we used to play. It was like heaven for us as you could see for miles around. I remember sitting on Alan’s right hand side as he told me that when we grew up he was going to marry me. I agreed and we shook on it to seal the pact,” recalls Irene, now 58.