ROMANTIC John Hutton wanted to do something special for his wife Allison to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

Despite now living in Winsford Grange Care Home, he secretly planned a surprise meal, with help from Ester Lloyd, the home's activity co-ordinator.

Allison, who visits John every day, said she was over the moon to be wooed with a romantic meal.

The couple got married on October 31, 1959 in Largs, a town on the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire, Scotland where they were both born, went to school and grew up together.

Winsford Guardian:

John and Allison Hutton enjoy a romantic meal for two to celebrate their diamond wedding

When they set a date for their wedding, it was the nearest Saturday to Allison’s birthday which became a significant date throughout their life together.

The couple got engaged on Allison’s 24th birthday, married near her 25th birthday and their first child was born on her 26th birthday.

John and Allison, both 85, moved to Hartford in 1980 for John’s job with BP.

The couple have three children, James, Sandra and John and six grandchildren and are excitedly waiting for their first great grandchild due in May 2020.

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Allison and John were delighted to receive a card from the Queen to congratulate them on their diamond wedding.

Karen Woodward, manager of Winsford Grange Care Home, run by Community Integrated Care, said: “It was lovely to share this special day with John and Allison and make it extra special for them to enjoy a romantic meal for two. Congratulations to you both!”

For more details about Winsford Grange Care Home call 01606 861771.