Pat and Ken Cain, from March, recently celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a party for friends and family.
Around 100 guests danced the night away at the Conservative Club, in Creek Road. Guests donated £600 to Cancer Research during the course of the evening. This charity is important to Pat and Ken Cain as a number of friends and family members have died from cancer over the years. The family were overwhelmed by the generosity of their guests, especially as some bought gifts too. The couple’s three children and two grandchildren helped to organise the party.
Pat and Ken met whilst at school in London and went on to marry in 1955, when Ken was 19 and Pat just 18 years old.
They started married life in London, but moved out to Essex, near Rayleigh, in the early 1960s. Ken spent many years working as a printer for the Daily Express, until it moved out of Fleet Street. He then worked as a car mechanic until retiring just before the couple moved to March. Pat gave up full time work while the three children were young but had many part time jobs over the years.
They stayed in Essex until the late 1990s when they moved to March as they wanted to get a boat and spend more time fishing. They really enjoy living in March as there is so much going on and have made many friends through their interests in boating and bowling.