Monday, 18 December 2017

Couple celebrate 65 years of marriage

A COUPLE with a shared passion for sport have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

John and June Manuel, of Chalkhouse Green Road, Kidmore End, were married at the village church on August 27, 1949.

Mr Manuel, 86, was one of the founders of Kidmore End Cricket Club, with whom he played for 35 years and was team captain.

He also played for Kidmore End Football Club, captaining the side and once top-scoring in a season with 60 goals.

He also played golf at Badgemore Park Golf Club in Henley for 14 years and has a collection of 11 medals on display in his home. Mrs Manuel, 84, who grew up in Gallowstree Common, used to do the scoring for her husband’s games when their daughter Alison was just a few weeks old.

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