Much loved Banbury couple celebrate 65 years with a glass of fizz

Banbury couple Eileen and William Johnson celebrated a special milestone last week with their 65th wedding anniversary.

William and Eileen Johnson enjoy a glass of fizz to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary
William and Eileen Johnson enjoy a glass of fizz to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary

The couple, who now live at Foxhall Court, Banbury, celebrated with others in the assisted living complex, enjoying tea and a glass of fizz to mark the special day.

The couple, who have a son, Gary, and a daughter, Carol, started their married life in High Wycombe but moved to Bloxham in the early 1970s when Mr Johnson’s work brought him to Parker Knoll in Chipping Norton.

They built their lives here in the Banbury area and have been happily married for over six decades. Mr Johnson celebrates his 90th birthday next month.

Eileen and William Johnson who celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last Wednesday

“They received cards and gifts and very best wishes from friends and family, expressing how greatly loved they are,” said daughter in law Crissy Stone.

As well as their two children, Mr and Mrs Johnson have a grandson, two granddaughters and a great-grandson, Matthew.

William and Eileen Johnson on their wedding day, July 20, 1957