Islington couple celebrate Diamond Wedding milestone

A happy couple have been reunited after missing the chance to celebrate their 60th anniversary of marriage together because they were both ill.

Patrick and Betty Cain, who live in Seaforth Crescent, Highbury, have now celebrated their Diamond Wedding and received a telegram from The Queen.

They had been unable to spend the 60th anniversary of their marriage together on Thursday May 12 because Patrick, 93, was in hospital and Betty, 84, was recovering at home after breaking her hip.

Betty said: “It is wonderful be with Patrick again and to get the letter from The Queen which was unexpected.”

The couple’s son Barry Cain said: “It was such a shame they could not be together on the anniversary after all those years. It is great to see them back together.

“This was probably the longest they have ever been apart in the entire marriage.”

Betty and Patrick met when working in 1947 when they were employed in West End nightclubs – and they both grew up in Affleck Street, Islington, without knowing each other.

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They have three grandchildren, twins Paul and Andrew, 27, and Elliot, 15.