Earlier this month at Wickmeads care home in Southboune, Care South resident Jim Anderson and his wife Chris celebrated 60 years of happy marriage. Jim and Chris tied the knot on 6th September 1952, just months after Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne.
Jim and Chris put their long relationship down to keeping busy, sharing the same sense of humour and smiling through the good times and the bad. The couple celebrated on the day alongside family members and residents with a cake and a glass of bubbly. The original best man from the wedding was also in attendance to give a speech and toast the couple.
Jim grew up in South East London and spent over 30 years working on atomic weapons research, a subject which saw him frequently travel to the United States, and something he was never allowed to talk to Chris about!
Chris first came on holiday to the Bournemouth area when she was 17 and thought at an early age that it would be a lovely place to retire. She and Jim moved to the area in 1991 and Jim came to live in Wickmeads earlier this year.
The couple have a daughter who lives near Basingstoke and a son who lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. The whole family have always had a love of the water.