The Samways Celebrate Their 60 Years of Marriage

Love is in the air at Morris Care as Mr and Mrs Samways recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Isle Court Nursing Home in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

The nursing staff at the Isle Court Nursing Home hosted a surprise party for the couple where close family and friends attended, and a specially made cake was enjoyed to commemorate their 60 years together.

Mrs Jean Samways trained as a radiographer at Leeds General Infirmary and moved to Shrewsbury in 1958 where she worked at the Nuffield Hospital and Oswestry Hospital. She was a keen tennis player and was Captain at Woodfield Tennis Club.

Her main hobby was painting, and for over 35 years she painted Shropshire landscapes, held many exhibitions, designed greeting cards and sold prints of her paintings widely around the County.

Her husband, Mr Richard Samways served in India during the war where he was Group Adjutant of No. 1 Group of the Royal Indian Engineers based in Lahore.

After the war, he worked for Chelmsford Borough Council and Dorset and North Riding Councils. Richard then moved to Shrewsbury in 1958 and became the Divisional Surveyor for the Shrewsbury Division of Shropshire County Council.

The couple met at Scalby Tennis Club in Scarborough in 1953 and have been happily married ever since.

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