There were celebrations recently for a very special couple at Richmond Village Nantwich when Harold and Dorothy Shaw celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary.
The day started with the delivery of a congratulations card from HRH Queen Elizabeth II and continued with flowers and cards being brought by friends and family. A huge bouquet from all the staff and residents at Richmond Nantwich was presented to them at tea together with a celebration cake.
The happy couple were both born and raised in Rochdale and met as teenagers through their interest in singing. “We were both in a choir” Dorothy recalls, “and that’s how we came to get to know one another”. Their romance continued despite the outbreak of World War II, when Harold was drafted into the Royal Airforce at the age of 19.
He was discharged aged 28, after spending 4 years at a base in India. They married on his return and had two sons David, and Martyn who was named after the church they were married in.
Harold went on to serve in the policeforce and recalls being at a football match one day in the snow and having his hat knocked off by a supporter’s well-aimed shot. “Everyone laughed and cheered” Harold remembers “and I turned round and bowed!”
Hilary Minshull, Care Manager remarked “We were all delighted to be able to share this very special celebration with Harold and Dorothy. They are a lovely couple and we wish them many more happy years together.”