I WAS very interested to read your heart-warming report regarding Jack and Joan Bare, who have recently celebrated 80 years of marriage (Gazette, August 22, 'Devoted couple celebrate 80 years of love and marriage').

In 1972 my late wife Ilene and myself purchased their house on Milnthorpe Road and I remember them both very well.

There was a small sign on the wall next to the front door which advertised the business run by Mrs Bare as a Spirella corsetiere.

I painted over this sign and re-lettered it to advertise my decorating business. The said sign was in place until 2017.

Thanks for a really nice story.

Norman Holloway