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Care Home Celebrates More Than 400 Years Of Happy Marriage

With Valentine's Day around the corner, residents and staff have shared their recipe for a happy-ever-after marriage for younger couples. They recommend being tolerant, understanding and grateful as key ingredients for a happy marriage as well as ‘doing what the wife says’.

Residents Mr and Mrs Hatfield have been married for 70 years after meeting in 1947 at a Valentine’s Day dance at their local golf club in Somerset. Mr Hatfield proposed later that year and they married shortly after, celebrating with a two week honeymoon in Bournemouth.

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Seafarers’ Care Home Head Celebrates 10 Years at the Helm

Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt OBE is celebrating ten successful years as Chief Executive at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society care home in Banstead, Surrey.

The former Royal Navy officer has overseen a time of great change for the Society. The last decade has seen an ambitious raft of improvements to the home, including the installation of a dementia annexe, several royal visits and its 150th anniversary celebration in 2015.

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GOOD Rating for Surrey Care Home

Staff at Royal Alfred are celebrating after achieving a resounding GOOD rating in its latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report after a recent unannounced inspection.

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