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Jean and Cyril on their wedding day in 1949.

A care home resident is now living in the very building where she first met her husband, 70 years ago.

Staff at HC-One’s Thamesfield care home in Henley-on-Thames uncovered the romantic story of resident Jean Young and her husband, Cyril. 

In the 1940s, the building where Thamesfield now resides was a youth club that Jean and her friends regularly attended.

One day, whilst Jean was at the youth club, she met Cyril Young, a former RAF recruit, and they hit it off immediately. 

After a few years of courting and going dancing at the youth club, the couple married in March 1949 at local St Mary’s Church. The newlyweds enjoyed a romantic honeymoon in London before living a beautiful life together.

Fast forward 70 years, the former youth club is now a care home owned by HC-One and Jean is one of the lovely residents who lives there.

One of Jean and Cyril’s beautiful wedding photos is now on display in the Thamesfield reception area.

Jean commented: “Every time I pass reception, it brings back happy memories.”

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