Goring couple married for 65 years

Robert and Julie Screen celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary
Robert and Julie Screen celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary

A small celebration with family marked the 65th wedding anniversary of Robert and Julie Screen.

The couple have lived in Goring for more than 55 years, having married at St Andrew’s Church in Tarring on July 12, 1952.

Claire Hall, Robert’s cousin, said: “As he is 96 and she is a mere 88, this is quite an achievement and they have been part of the community here for a long time.”

She and her daughter took cake over to their home in Goring Way yesterday for a little celebration. She hopes to arrange a bigger gathering with more members of the family in a few weeks time.

They both worked in the civil service before retirement.

Robert then trained as a pilot and the couple were able to enjoy trips from Shoreham Airport to the Isle of Wight and Le Touquet in France.

They are members of a wine club and Julie enjoys keep fit sessions each week in Goring.