Fred and Pat’s 60th wedding anniversary at 360Q

Gorgeous couple Fred and Pat Cox chose 360Q as the venue to celebrate their milestone 60th wedding anniversary recently with family and friends. Read all about it in this great write-up published in the June issue of local newspaper The Queenscliffe Herald!


They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend and they are when equated to 60 fulfilling years of marriage like Fred and Pat Cox of Queenscliff have shared. The Cox’s celebrated this milestone with friends and their five children, Adrienne, Michelle, Brendan, Andrew and Stuart, 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grand child and 1 more on the way.

Fred and Pat celebrated the event at 360Q restaurant. “Our guests loved the venue, the service and the delicious food provided by the owner Barry Iddles, and as a consequence we will always remember the celebration with great fondness,” said Pat.

Our singing plumber, David Golightly, kept them entertained. “He was the icing on the cake.”

In the 1950s many couples like the Cox’s met at dances. Fred and Pat met in the Hawthorn town hall and later at Box Hill town hall where love blossomed as they tripped the light fantastic. They married at St Bernadette’s church in Burwood 18 May 1957 and honeymooned in Cronulla in NSW.

Fred accepted a teaching position with a residence in Whycheproof that was a great bonus for a young couple with a newborn baby.

Over the years Fred taught in Kilcunda and Croydon South. For 13 years they ran three B&Bs, Lemonwood, Corn Flowers and The Barn in Victoria’s historic town of Maldon.

Pat and Fred agree they’ve always had plenty to keep themselves occupied and even more so since their retirement to Queenscliff 10 years ago. “No plans to move,” said Fred.

“We love it here.”

The tradition of celebrating a 60th anniversary came into popularity after Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. The traditional gift for a 60th anniversary is a diamond which comes from the Greek word ‘adamas’ meaning unconquerable and enduring. Some believe that the fire in the diamond symbolizes the constant flame of love.

May it long burn bright for Fred and Pat.

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360Q is located at 2 Wharf St, Queenscliff. We can cater for small and large groups for all manner of functions from birthday parties, anniversaries to enagagement functions and wedding receptions! Call 5257 4200 or email for a quite.

This article originally appeared in the June issue of Queenscliffe Herald.