My design uses a photo from my wedding to my husband Roy as its main inspiration. I met Roy in Portsmouth in 1961 when I was only 16 and then we were married in 1964. He was in the Navy. The cross is the first gift he ever gave me. He loved his boats – we had about 50 over the years moored in Penryn River. We travelled all over in them, as far as the Manacles. This is one of the models he made – he made lots over the years. He had a lovely life bless him. We had eight grandchildren.
I’ve lived in Penryn all my life. I was born on Chapel Lane in 1944, in a house built in the 1700s. I used to go to school in the building we’re in now, when it was the infant school. I used to look over the wall when I was very small, I just lived a few houses up, and the teacher would say I wasn’t old enough to come yet.
I’m on the Town Council now and part of the Federation and the Forget-me-not singers too. Being born and bred here, I grew up with the people, all my friends and family, and so I know lots of people here. Lots of them are widows now, it’s hard but life goes on.
Find out more about My Jubilee and see all the plates here.