Congratulations to our lovely residents Bob and Mary, who have celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary here at Doulton Court Care Home.
Mary has lived at Doulton Court for over seven years and the couple were reunited earlier this year when Bob moved in to be with Mary after missing being close to her during the pandemic restrictions.
The couple first met at a dance in 1951 when Bob was 20 and Mary was 18 and began courting. Bob was working as a builder and joiner and was known locally as ‘Bob the Builder’ and Mary worked as a machinist. They were out shopping together one day and passed a jewellers and Bob asked Mary there and then if she would marry him. The answer was a resounding “Yes!” and they tied the knot in March 1953. They have a son, two daughters, one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.
So what is their secret to a long and happy marriage? “Dancing, being understanding and our love for one another.”
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