Cheery wave brings love

Gerald and Brenda Cartwright are to celebrate their Diamond wedding anniversary ANL-160322-162743009
Gerald and Brenda Cartwright are to celebrate their Diamond wedding anniversary ANL-160322-162743009

Diamond wedding couple Gerald and Brenda Cartwright first met when they waved to each other from their office windows in London.

A walk in Green Park followed and set the scene for a long and happy life together.

Yesterday they were due to celebrate 60 years together.

Gerald, 85, was working in the aircraft industry when they first met having left the RAF where he was a pilot.

Brenda, 79, worked as a typist and the two would wave across to each other from their buildings in Jermyn Street.

After courting for 18 months they wed at Putney Bridge on the day of the Boat Race when Cambridge took winning place.

The two lived in Muswell Hill and later when Gerald’s work moved spent 16 years at Tynemouth near Newcastle,

They later came to Suffolk and Gerald ran the Post Office in Palgrave for eight years.

Brenda and Gerald then moved to Stanningfield and now live at The Firs Residential Park off Rushbrooke Lane, in Bury St Edmunds.

The couple have four daughters, Hazel, Janet, Dawn and Tina, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren and enjoy swimming and gym at Moreton Hall Health Club.

Brenda, 79, said: “We’ve had some very happy years together and have enjoyed travelling all over the world.

“We are very happy here at The Firs. You’re independent but everyone helps everybody else. There aren‘t too many cars rushing about and we’ve got a bit of garden which we enjoy. We also enjoy walking into Bury quite often.”

The couple will celebrate with a family get together.