The happy couple met in 1953, after being set up by friends on a blind date – Brian was 20 and Mavis 17. After falling in love, they married in 1960 at St Lawrence’s Church in Spellow Lane, Walton.
The couple went on the have 2 children and now have 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The party for Mavis and Brian was held at Walton Manor Care Home, Liverpool, where Mavis now lives. To mark the occasion, friends, family and fellow residents raised a toast to their long and happy marriage.
“It was a wonderful day and a lovely occasion to celebrate.”
Marina Moore, Activities Co-ordinator at Walton Manor, commented:
“It was lovely to join in with Mavis and Brian’s celebrations. Their love for each other is a true inspiration to us all.”
Walton Manor, part of Embrace, provides residential, dementia and nursing care for older people