Wellington Couple Geoffrey & Patricia Wyatt celebrated 61 years of marriage and their Son Steven’s 59th birthday on the 2nd September with 8 of their family and friends at Oaktree Court Care Home, where Pat is a resident.
Pat, a lifelong Wellingtonian, was the daughter of Mr Dunn the Cobbler, North St. Geoff was born in Swansea and moved to Wellington in 1941, when the population was only 6,000! The young couple met at a dance in Culmstock, where Pat was being escorted by another gentleman admirer!
Their wedding ceremony was held at St John Fisher Church in Mantle St with the reception at the Saville Hotel. They honeymooned at the Tralee Hotel, Bournemouth. Their first child Steven was born on their 2nd wedding anniversary.
Oaktree Court staff Rosemarie, Jean and their daughters spent Friday decorating the Badger Sett Dining Room with original photo boards of wedding portraits, good luck telegrams, old school photos of Steven and plenty of balloons and ribbons. Chef Julie Sellick from Oaktree Court catered for the evening including an anniversary cake for Pat and Geoff as well as a birthday cake for Steven.