A MOTHER has had the privilege of attending her daughter’s golden wedding anniversary.

Gwen Whitehouse, 88, never thought she’d see her daughter, Janet Farkas, 70, celebrate the milestone but was delighted to mark the occasion.

Janet, from Sydenham, celebrated with her husband Sandor and their family at Bridgwater Sports and Social Club in Bath Road.

Janet told the Mercury: “It doesn’t happen too often. Mum loved being there and never thought she’d see me celebrate my golden wedding anniversary. I gave her a nice bouquet and we received money towards a holiday.”

When asked the secret to a long marriage Janet added: “It’s important to let a lot of things go by and not take anything to heart.”

The pair have three sons and six grandchildren.