Hampshire Couple Celebrate 50 Years Of Marriage

HampshireHampshire couple Jim and Audrey Ingram celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in style at Tegfield House, in Winchester on 29th January.

Surrounded by family members, Son David, Daughter-in –law and Granddaughter as well as staff and friends, Mr and Mrs Ingram enjoyed afternoon to toast the happy occasion.

The Chilbolton Avenue residential care home set the celebratory scene with balloons, banters, cards, champagne and a special cake made by chef Bethan Gardiner.

It is a family home environment created with three underlying values at its core; care, comfort and companionship. The aim is to make a positive difference to the quality of life for those who call Tegfield House, ‘home’.

General Manager Jo Aitken says: “Nothing gives me more joy than seeing our residents and their families, happy. We were delighted to help Mr and Mrs Ingram celebrate this very happy occasion. Family is hugely important to all of us at Tegfield House and we actively encourage relatives and friends to spend as much time as they wish with their loved ones. Life events like these are so special and we wish them many more happy years together!”

Audrey makes regular visits to spend time with her husband Jim who has lived at Tegfield House since January 2018.  The couple can sometimes be found sat together during lunch times, to enjoy each other’s company.

The relationship begun when they both worked for their local council; Jim oversaw the council swimming pools and Audrey was a secretary.

The pair recount their first impressions of each other – Jim remembers that Audrey was ‘nice’ whereas Audrey fondly recalls that Jim revealed his ‘bossy’ side during their working relationship.

The courtship continued and led to the Wedding day in Ashford, Kent on the 29th January 1969 and they welcomed three sons in to the Ingram family.

The twosome both share the same hobbies and interests including swimming and golf, They both confess that that the top tip for a long and happy marriage is ‘tolerance’ which makes Jim smile in agreement.