Meet the high-flying Alsager couple who are enjoying life at Twyford House Care Home
By Deborah Bowyer
11th Feb 2024 | Local News
Love is in the air this Valentine's Day for high-flying Twyford House Care Home husband and wife, Pam and Peter.
Pam, a former head teacher and Peter a retired airline pilot, are proof that going into care doesn't mean living apart.
For the Richard Woodcock Way home, owned by Lovett Care, was delighted to welcome the bubbly couple and has a policy of keeping couples together whenever possible.
Pam (91) and Peter (86) moved to Twyford House in 2021 after a long and happy life together and like couples all over the country, will be spending Valentine's Day together.
Pam, who has five grandchildren and one great grandchild, met Peter, her second husband, a former British Airways pilot who was working for Gulf Air, after travelling to China and South Africa.
"It was this job that took them both to Bahrain," said a Twyford House Care Home spokesperson who helps care for the adventure-loving couple.
"Pam stayed for a while before returning to the UK to tell her family that she was renting out her house and moving back to Bahrain to be with Peter!"
The couple met at a mutual friend's engagement party after Pam had taken a break from her career to go travelling to China, Thailand, Israel and South Africa.
The talented teacher, who trained in Cheltenham, is a former head of Middleport Infant School and continued her career after meeting her dashing airline pilot, setting up a Bangladeshi school.
The couple moved back to the UK in 1997 and were married in 2002 honey mooning in The Lake District.
These days, the plucky 91-year-old still has fond memories of her youth and growing up in the Stoke-on-Trent area.
Born at Meir Heath in 1932, Pam was the eldest of two sisters. Both her parents were senior schoolteachers and Pam and her sister enjoyed many hobbies, including tennis, playing the piano and riding their bikes.
"Pam recalls that because they lived on a very steep hill it was easy going out but quite difficult riding back," said the Twyford House spokesperson.
"When Pam separated from her first husband in the 70s, she took time out to visit China, Thailand and Israel as well as South Africa to visit her cousins."
Today, Pam has five grandchildren and one great granddaughter who all adore her, as do other residents at Twyford House.
"Pam is like a breath of fresh air whose smile lights up a room and is such a gentle soul no wonder she was an amazing teacher then," said the Twyford House spokesperson.
Alsager Nub News wishes Pam and Peter, and the rest of the residents at Twyford House, a wonderful Valentine's Day.
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Twyford House Care Home in Alsager offers luxury living with high quality residential and dementia care.
Part of Lovett Care who operate ten care homes in England and Wales. For more details, follow this link here
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