Jack and Hilda celebrate 67 married years

Thornhill Manor retirement village residents Jack (90) and Hilda (91) Lacy celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on 3 August.

The couple got married in a congregational church, in Blackburn, Lancashire, in England in 1953.

Hilda and Jack, who have two sons and two grandchildren, spent most of their married life in Modderfontein.

“Modderfontein is special to me, as it is where we started our married life and I have very fond memories of our time here,” says Hilda.

While Jack was a research chemist, who loved working with his hands; Hilda was a secretary, who enjoyed being in a drama society for many years. They both loved hiking and church work.

“After our wedding, we left for Stratford-upon-Avon, but waited on the wrong platform and missed the train! Finally, we arrived, but had to walk at midnight to our hotel, through the cemetery,” says Hilda.

Thornhill Manor residents for the past 17 years, Hilda describes the residents and staff as friendly and helpful.

Hilda and Jack Lacy.

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