People of Banburyshire village pull of socially appropriate celebration to mark couple's 70th wedding anniversary

The people of the village of Farthinghoe came together to help mark the 70th wedding anniversary for a village couple.

During these strange times, loving relationships go on and there is no better example of this than in the village of Farthinghoe, when Rosie and Fred Ewen celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this week.

A big party in the village hall had been planned to celebrate the special day on April 22, but of course, that wasn't possible due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

So the occupants of Chapel Lane pulled off a socially appropriate celebration complete with banners made by the children and sing of the song, 'Rosie, Rosie, give me your answer do' to the happy couple.

Rosie and Fred Ewen celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this week in the village of Farthinghoe

The socially appropriate celebration also included a 'beautiful' cake created by Diane Jones, which was cut and carefully shared with plastic gloves and napkins. Beautiful cards also made by the children were presented.

Fred said the best anniversary present was a large consignment of manure delivered to his allotment in the village by a local farmer.

The allotment is his pride and joy and the family enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables regardless of what is happening in the world.

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