Couple’s diamond celebrations boost Manorlands

First published in Keighley

A Keighley couple celebrating their diamond wedding asked for donations to Manorlands instead of gifts from friends and relatives.

Patrick and Henrietta Duff, of North Dean Avenue, marked the occasion with a party at Keighley Civic Centre last Saturday night.

Mr Duff, 82, said: “I think Manorlands does a great job. We’ve had some friends who were cared for by this hospice, so we’re big supporters.”

They raised £520 and thank everyone who contributed.

Mr Duff and his wife, who is 79, are originally from Dublin, which is where they met. After marrying in Ireland they moved to England in 1953 and have lived locally ever since.

They have one son.

Mr Duff has previously worked for Ondura Tyre Company, and was also a bus conductor and a foundry machinist.

Mrs Duff worked for the National Switch Factory for 38 years.

Mr Duff added: “We’ve had our ups and downs, but we’ve been very happy together.”

He said the actual anniversary is this Saturday but the celebration was brought forward to enable more friends and family members to attend.

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