50 golden years for Pat and Mike

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Pat and Mike Apperley from Portsmouth celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on the day the world watched William and Kate start out on their married life together

All the couple’s family and friends had planned a big party for them after they watched the Royal wedding in the morning. They had balloons and banners and their three children, Janice, Kevin and Stuart, organised food for the day.

Pat and Mike, who also have six grandchildren, will be celebrating their milestone again this Saturday at the Carlton Club in Drayton.

Pat said: ‘We’ve had our ups and downs, but we’ve made it.’