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High Wycombe Couple Celebrates 70th Wedding Anniversary

A couple from High Wycombe have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at Royal Star & Garter.

Margaret and Gordon Beaumont enjoyed a party and cake with family and other residents at Royal Star & Garter on Wednesday 10 April.

Margaret is a resident at the Home, while Gordon, who is an Army veteran and lives nearby, visits his wife twice a day.

Margaret was a third year Cambridge University student studying maths when she met Gordon in 1949. He had recently completed his National Service with the Royal Signals, and was commencing his course after deferring university entrance.

The couple tied the knot on April 10th 1954 in Stockport, and lived in Coventry.

Margaret taught at a girls’ grammar school while Gordon worked as a research chemist for manufacturers Courtaulds.

Among the guests at the great grandparents’ platinum anniversary party at Royal Star & Garter were their two daughters, sons-in-law and friends. They all enjoyed a special lunch and cake made by kitchen staff at the Home.

The Wellbeing Team at the Home edited a copy of the reminiscence newspaper Daily Sparkle, to make the Beaumonts’ anniversary front-page news. Margaret and Gordon also received a card from Their Majesties The King and Queen.

Margaret, 94, said afterwards: “I couldn’t have chosen a better person to spend my life with. I’m very lucky.”

Gordon, 95, added: “We had a lovely day with family at Royal Star & Garter. Staff look after my Margaret and they look after me whenever I’m in the Home.”

 

 
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