Jack and Betty Foreman were thrilled to receive a message from the Queen when they celebrated their Diamond 60th Wedding Anniversary on August 27. Jack lives at Hampden House Nursing Home, and residents and staff helped the couple to celebrate in style with a special Italian lunch. Jack has a particular fondness for Italy, after living there when he performed his National Service. The couple were married at Adel Church, in Leeds and had a ladies’ clothing business, before retiring to live on Cold Bath Road.
Betty is 84, and Jack is 86. They have a son Simon who lives on Duchy Road with his wife Jilly and their children Ben(15) and Becky (12). Jack and Betty moved from Leeds to live in a flat in The Adelphi on Cold Bath Road four years ago in order to be closer to their family. Before his illness, Jack was a keen swimmer, walker and golfer. They are a devoted couple who have enjoyed 60 years of happiness together, and their love continues as Betty visits Jack each day in Hampden House