Golden reunion for loving couple who spent almost a year apart

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A COUPLE who have been married for over 50 years will be reunited after almost a year apart from each other.

Diane and Keith Hollis married almost 53 years ago in St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Newport Pagnell. They lived together until last May when Keith suffered a stroke, forcing him into a care home, with Diane left alone in their Sherington home.

Now, thanks to new independent living development The Limes in Newport Pagnell, they will be reunited in April, not only with each other but with people and landmarks that form their oldest memories.

The Limes is a new independent living with care development, built on the site of the old Westbury Maternity Home.

Diane said: “Our first home was on Westbury Lane, just a few yards from the Limes.

“We’ve also discovered that when we move in, there will be people from Newport Pagnell whom we have known for many years. One man who hopes to move there was an apprentice to Keith’s father in the motor trade. I feel very nostalgic. The area has changed tremendously over the years.

“We have always enjoyed life and had fantastic times together. I don’t want to spend these years with him in a care home and me in my home. We must be together.

“We have something very special, and two wonderful daughters, Anita and Dawn.”