Wirral residents celebrate 62 years of marriage

Love was in the air for two residents at a care home in Woodchurch in the run-up to Valentine’s Day,

Residents of HC-One’s County Homes Care Home, Jean and Jeffrey reflected on their 62 years of marriage.

Jean Spooner who is 84 and Jeffrey Spooner who is 83 shared their secrets to a happy marriage. Jean and Jeffrey were living in Wirral before Jean moved into County Homes in February 2022 and Jeff moved into the care home in September 2023.

Jean and Jeff first met at a pub in Swansea. Jeff went to Jean’s parents’ house to ask for permission to court her as he was soon going away to work at sea.

Jean and Jeff married in Swansea with Jean’s sister as her bridesmaid and Jeff’s brother as best man. Their wedding reception was held at Castle Bay Hotel, followed by an overnight stay in London before having their honeymoon in Austria skiing. 

The couple have two children and four grandchildren, two boys and two girls.

When asked for advice on romance and his secret to a happy marriage, resident Jeff Spooner commented, “Never stop loving each other and try to keep the fire lit, support each other always.”

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Jean and Jeff on their wedding day
Jean and Jeff 62 years later