Diamond wedding anniversary celebrations at Poole care home

4th August 2017

Poole couple, Jean and Cyril Noble, has celebrated 60 years of marriage, marking their diamond wedding anniversary at Dorset House.

Joined by family, fellow residents and staff at Dorset House, Jean and Cyril – known to his friends as Nobby – enjoyed a buffet lunch and a toast to mark a very special 60 years of marriage.

Jean and Nobby met in March 1955 at dancing classes, at the time Nobby was in the RAF completing his national service. They were married two years later on 20 July 1957 at St Mary’s Church in Peterborough, followed by a reception for 38 guests at The Ship Inn, the local pub owned by Jean’s parents. The couple travelled to London for their honeymoon, spending three days in the capital.

Following their wedding, Jean and Nobby moved to Scunthorpe, where Nobby began work as a steel worker and Jean a shop assistant. In the mid 1960s the couple moved to Poole, Nobby spent 16 years at Miller’s [now part of the Addo Food Group] as maintenance supervisor in the factory producing sausages and pork pies, while Jean worked at The Old Thatch in Wimborne. After this, the couple went on to run a Bed and Breakfast in Bournemouth.

Commenting on the couple’s celebrations, Home Manager at Care South’s Dorset House, Paul Beasley, said: “Nobby is a popular resident at the home and we were delighted to host the diamond wedding anniversary celebrations for him and Jean here at Dorset House. It was a lovely way to mark such a special day for the couple with their family and friends”.