Royston couple mark 60 years of marriage with Letchworth care home party

PUBLISHED: 14:02 14 September 2019

Leonard and Joan celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the weekend. Picture: Alan Millard

Leonard and Joan celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the weekend. Picture: Alan Millard

Archant

A Royston couple have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a family party at a Letchworth care home.

Family gathered to Leonard and Joan's 60th wedding anniversaryn at the weekend. Picture: Alan MillardFamily gathered to Leonard and Joan's 60th wedding anniversaryn at the weekend. Picture: Alan Millard

Leonard and Joan Knights married on September 5, 1959, at All Saints Church in Melbourn.

They lived at Ivy Farm in Royston where Leonard worked for nearly 50 years.

You may also want to watch:

The pair raised two daughters, Denise and Maxine, and have four grandchildren.

Leonard and Joan Knights celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Picture: Alan MillardLeonard and Joan Knights celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Picture: Alan Millard

Leonard and Maxine came to enjoy playing bowls at Royston Bowling Club and spent a lot of time travelling to many countries including Canada, where they would go to visit relatives.

Leonard suffered a spinal stroke three years ago which left him paralysed from the waist down.

He moved temporarily in July to St Catherine's nursing home in Letchworth.

They celebrated their diamond wedding with a small party at the home and also received a telegram from the Queen.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Comet. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the The Comet