The Diamond Wedding celebrations for Irlam couple Joyce and Brian Wood on their anniversary today, the 16th April 2020 have obviously been scuppered due to the Coronavirus lockdown.
They have so far missed out on the Queen’s special card and congratulations message, and a special holiday they had planned to celebrate their 60 years of marriage.
So, neighbours are including a special ‘cheer’ for them in tonight’s regular Thursday night clapping and appreciation for NHS workers, carers and key workers.
Neighbours have put posters in their windows, of the couple on their Salford wedding day in 1960, and a photo taken today of their big 60th celebration day.
The couple said, “It is a lovely gesture. We will be doing our best to enjoy our day, but will be missing family and friends due to this virus. But as the Queen has said, ‘We will meet again’.”