Love is still as strong now as it was 70 years ago for a Banbury couple as they celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary on Tuesday.
The couple had only been married two weeks when Mr Askew, 91, was sent to Australia with the RAF for three years. and arrived back in the country to see his wife and daughter Pauline for the first time. As well as Pauline, they have another daughter called Maureen, five grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The couple have lived in Willow Road for 30 years.