Celebrating six decades of love at Howard Vyse Court

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Posted 14 May 2024

A sparkling couple are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary at Howard Vyse Court in Clacton-on-Sea, coincidentally in the same year that their landlord, Housing 21, celebrates 60 years as a housing association. 

Brian and Mavis got engaged in November 1963 before tying the knot on May 16, 1964. The small ceremony was held at Tottenham Registry Office surrounded by their family and friends on a sunny, spring day. 

Mavis remembers the sea of lilac flowers outside the registry office in full bloom, she said: “It was a beautiful day for a lovely small wedding.”  

(Pictured: Brian and Mavis on their wedding day in 1964)

Sixty years later, the couple now enjoy spending time with their four children, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. They said: “We are very blessed; it’s been a wonderful 60 years together”.

(Pictured: Brain and Mavis in 2024)

The couple moved to the area in 2000 and have lived at Housing 21’s Retirement Living scheme since 2013 where they are enjoying their retirement together. They will be celebrating the anniversary with friends, family and other residents at the scheme to mark the incredible milestone.

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