Cradley Heath couple celebrates 62 years of marriage at local care homeFrank and Joan Beddoes, Residents at HC-One’s Roxburgh House care home in Cradley Heath celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Tuesday 25th September.

Joan was working with Frank’s sister Elsie at Kunzle’s Chocolate Factory when she started writing to Frank, who was a sergeant in the army. 

The rest was history and the happy couple married in a lovely church in Birmingham on Bath Row, although they didn’t have the money for a honeymoon they had a beautiful wedding reception. Frank and Joan went onto have one son, Michael and one daughter, Carol.

To celebrate 62 years of marriage, the couple shared a romantic meal together at Roxburgh House where they shared a bottle of bucks fizz and opened cards and gifts. A homemade personalised cake was taken out to Frank and Joan, who were touched by the team’s kind gesture. 

When asked what their secret is to a long and happy relationship the couple said that it’s giving and taking that makes a relationship work.

Roxburgh House Home Manager, Julie Jones said:

“It was an honour to be part of Frank and Joan’s anniversary celebrations, they are such a lovely couple and it was a pleasure to organise a special day for them.”