Patricia used a bit of imagination to make the day special, she decorated her anniversary meal table for the occasion with a golden pepper pot and mat and a homemade card from her sister. To toast the milestone she and Garry had Kir Royale and Champagne with the curry from their local takeaway – and despite the coronavirus still had a memorable evening…at home!
The actual day was Maundy Thursday 1970 March 26 in Truro where Patricia was working at the local hospital. She remembers going into Falmouth and buying a dress and coat in a dress boutique. Garry was offered a job in Bristol at Rolls Royce to start after Easter bank holiday, so the couple got a special licence and had two days in Cornwall before driving on to Bristol.