Pauline and Murray Freeman, both 92, were commemorated with a party at Thorndale care home, where they are both residents.
They couple met in their early 20s at a party, after Murray had recently returned from the Marines. Murray and Pauline, who was working in a shoe factory, remained in touch and later became a couple, marrying at the age of 22 in August 1947.
Pauline and Murray moved into Thorndale, which is run by Shaw healthcare, in April this year, immediately settling in and making friends with other residents and members of staff. They received cards, flowers and good wishes and staff at Thorndale surprised them with an anniversary cake.
Teresa Taylor, care home manager for Thorndale said: “I would like to congratulate Pauline and Murray on all their many wonderful years together. It is always such a pleasure to share milestones like these with our residents, and we look forward to celebrating their next anniversary!”
When asked what their secret to a long and happy marriage was, Pauline said: “Make sure you love the person”, while Murray’s advice was to “behave and don’t argue with your wife, or you will get a clip around the ear!”
Shaw healthcare provides a spectrum of services from comprehensive care packages through to low level support in the community