Langford View, operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust, helped to celebrate the 65th wedding anniversary of a resident with a morning filled with loved ones, a tea party and music.

Stephen Facer, who resides at the home, met his wife Carol in Birmingham in 1953 when they were 20 and 16 years old, respectively. Their first date was on the day of the death of King George VI, which meant that no teashops or pubs were open, so instead the couple just walked around chatting for hours and really hit it off. They married the following year in 1954 and had three children, one of whom is now a pensioner himself!

Carol notes: “He has always been a great dad and was constantly involved with the children’s lives as they grew up. The children would simply laugh if I’d ever threatened them with “wait until your dad gets home.” We both think that the secret to a happy marriage is give and take.”

Farida Ait-Tales, Home Manager at Langford View, comments: “We really enjoyed helping the couple to celebrate this wonderful milestone. The residents, family and friends all helped to support such a great event where something special was acknowledged and shared in our home community. We are dedicated to the welfare of each resident and whenever possible to help make a wish come true.”