‘I just love her – that’s it really’ – Suffolk couple celebrate 70 years of marriage

Jim and his wife Mary Froud celebrated 70 years of marriage at Haughgate House Nursing Home Picture

Jim and his wife Mary Froud celebrated 70 years of marriage at Haughgate House Nursing Home Picture: HEALTHCARE HOMES - Credit: HEALTHCARE HOMES

A happy couple married for seven decades have celebrated their anniversary at a Woodbridge nursing home.

Jim and his wife Mary have been married for seven decades Picture: HEALTHCARE HOMES

Jim and his wife Mary have been married for seven decades Picture: HEALTHCARE HOMES - Credit: HEALTHCARE HOMES

Jim Froud, who is a resident at Haughgate House Nursing Home, marked the occasion with his wife Mary on November 24.

The 96-year-old World War II veteran, who served as a rear gunner in the Lancaster Bomber, met his future wife in Maidstone, Kent, after being introduced by a friend. They married in 1948 and moved to Suffolk in their later years.

Mr and Mrs Froud celebrated their milestone anniversary with a special party with family, friends and fellow relatives, enjoying a cake specially made by the home.

When asked about the secret to such a long and loving marriage, Mr Froud said: “We’ve had our ups and downs but I just love her – that’s it really.”

The couple enjoyed a cake made specially by the home Picture: HEALTHCARE HOMES

The couple enjoyed a cake made specially by the home Picture: HEALTHCARE HOMES - Credit: HEALTHCARE HOMES


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Home manager Judith Morgan-Worrall said: “It was wonderful to see Jim and Mary celebrating such a special occasion, surrounded by their loved ones.

“On behalf of everyone at Haughgate House, we’d like to send our heartfelt congratulations on their 70 years of marriage.”

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