OVER 50 years of marriage was celebrated by one Hartlepool care home couple this Valentine’s Day.
Ted and Pauline Buttery were treated to a romantic lunch for two by staff at Queens Meadow Care Home in Hartlepool.
Pauline is a resident at the home and is visited daily by husband Ted.
The pair met at Hartlepool’s Queens Rink Dance Hall and have been married for 53 years. They have two sons, a daughter and eight grandchildren.
On Valentine’s Day, they were surprised by care home staff, who adorned the dining area with roses, heart-shaped confetti, crackers and other decorations.
A three-course meal and glasses of prosecco also helped create a memorable Valentine’s Day.
Pauline said: “We had a lovely lunch. The staff were so kind.
“This was the first romantic Valentine’s meal we’ve ever had. I thoroughly enjoyed being wined and dined.”
Julie Armstrong, home manager at Queens Meadow Care Home, on Stockton Road, said: “Pauline is such a wonderful lady and is much-loved by everyone at the home.
“Ted visits her daily and we thought Valentine’s Day would be a wonderful opportunity to spoil them both and treat them to a romantic meal.”