Golden Wedding Anniversary

A well known Resolven couple celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary recently.


Anita and Lyn Maddocks living in Yeo Street met locally and were married in Sardis Baptist Church on 8th March 1969.

They had their Reception at the Cimla Court Hotel, in Neath and enjoyed a honeymoon in Majorca.

A surprise party to celebrate their 50 years of married life together was organised by friends and family at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Herbert Road, Melyn, and a speech of congratulations and gifts were given on behalf of all the members by the Senior Deacon, Mr Dennis Jones.


Lyn’s induction service as Pastor of Ebenezer was held on 1st February 2013, and along with Anita who is always by his side, are very much involved in various activities in the Church. They have worked tirelessly to make the building into the welcoming and successful Church that it is today.

A very memorable surprise party for Anita & Lyn


Anita’s parents, John and Betty Morgan are well remembered for having the Corner Shop at the top of John Street for many years.

Anita worked in Cam Gears as a Telephonist for a while and later on at the Neath Port Talbot Hospital in the Phlebotomy Dept.


Lyn was a self-employed Painter and Decorator and  in his spare time was involved in all areas of sport in Resolven and in the local youth club.

Being blessed with a fine singing voice he and his brothers enjoyed singing in public from a young age. He was asked to sing in many concerts and events and was a member of the Resolven & District Amateur Operatic Society.


Lyn, who is also involved in local charity organisations, is a well respected Pastor and is in great demand to officiate in weddings, funerals and other ceremonies.


Proud parents to Maria, who lives abroad, Anita and Lyn are also really proud grandparents to Benjamin and Stephanie.


Anita and Lyn were brought up and raised to experience, and fully appreciate all that the local community of village life gave them, and both still like to call the village of Resolven their home.

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All the team at RDN send their Congratulations to Anita and Lyn.

Report by Lorna & Hugh Lewis