Card from the Queen for Wexford couple celebrating 65 years of marriage

By Maria pepper

TOP, LEFT: The card from Queen Elizabeth. ABOVE: The happy couple after their wedding in London in 1952. LEFT: Norman and Sheila with their card from the Queen.
TOP, LEFT: The card from Queen Elizabeth. ABOVE: The happy couple after their wedding in London in 1952. LEFT: Norman and Sheila with their card from the Queen.
TOP, LEFT: The card from Queen Elizabeth. ABOVE: The happy couple after their wedding in London in 1952. LEFT: Norman and Sheila with their card from the Queen.
TOP, LEFT: The card from Queen Elizabeth. ABOVE: The happy couple after their wedding in London in 1952. LEFT: Norman and Sheila with their card from the Queen.

Wexford couple Norman and Sheila Hunt of Mulgannon enjoyed a real red letter day when they received a card from the Queen of England, congratulating them on their 65th wedding anniversary which falls tomorrow (Wednesday).

Sheila (nee Brennan) who grew up in Skeffington Street, Wexford and Norman, a native of Birmingham were married in London in 1952 when the handsome groom was a Queens Coldstream Guard at Buckingham Palace, based in Wellington Barracks, a position he held for six years.

The couple lived in Birmingham for over 40 years before Norman kept his promise to Sheila to bring her back to Wexford to live 21 years ago.

Queen Elizabeth sent them a card with a recent photograph of herself on the front, saying it was her great pleasure to convey her best wishes on the occasion of their 65th anniversary and she hoped their day was filled with memories. It was signed 'Elizabeth'.

Norman and Sheila have three grown-up children, Colm who lives in Barntown, Robbie based in Buckinghamshire and Alison Harvey, London.

'We want to wish our mum and dad a wonderful day and many more years together,' said Alison.

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