A couple living at a Wolverhampton based care home celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Jack and Rita Nicholls were treated to a special party to mark the occasion at MHA Waterside House, with their daughter also named Rita coming in to see them.
Both have been living at the home, which provides a safe and caring environment for up to 60 people living with dementia, since September 2020
They got married in 1952 after starting their relationship as pen pals whilst Jack was working in the National Service.
Rita worked with Jack’s sister and they would both get together when he was back home.
Rita, 90, said: “It was really nice to celebrate our wedding anniversary with our daughter Rita at the home.
“Lots of fun was had on the day, Rita bought some cakes and drinks and everyone raised a glass for us.
“The secret to a long and happy marriage is give and take, and everything will be okay.”
Michelle Jones, activity coordinator said: “We would like to congratulate Jack and his lovely wife Rita on their 70th wedding anniversary from all at MHA Waterside House.
“Jack and Rita shared wonderful stories of their beautiful wedding day at St Patrick’s RC Church in 1952.
“They received their special card from our Queen, congratulating them on their Platinum wedding anniversary.”