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School Sweethearts’ Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary

Two residents at Sunrise of Frognal care home, have recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Ray and Joesphine Beven marked the big occasion by sitting down to a lovely afternoon tea and reminiscing about their past.

As well as this the couple also received a special congratulatory card from the Queen herself commending them on their incredible milestone.

Meeting when they were just 16 years old walking out of night school, Ray and Josephine Beven’s story is a heart-warming one.

After attending his classes one wet evening, on his way out he overheard somebody slip on the stairs behind. After helping the girl up and offering to walk her to the pavement, little did he know at the time he had just met his soulmate.

Immediately Ray and Josephine bonded, sharing laughs and conversation, even realising that they lived very near to each other in Dartford.And the rest they say, is history.

“It was so lovely to see Ray and Josephine celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. It was great to hear their stories and reminisce about the past. They shared a lovely one about their marriage with us that they used to always sing to each other a song by Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold – I remember it well! It’s beautiful to see that the spark is still there 70 years on! Congratulations both, what an achievement!”