By Bill Harmer
Betty and Albert Fendall of St John's Road Eastbourne celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary with a few close friends at the Hydro Hotel on 6th September. Albert now 97 joined the civilian staff of the Admiralty at Woolwich Arsenal in 1936. He stayed with the Admiralty until the end of the Second World War when he transferred as a Higher Executive Officer to Customs and Excise.
In 1941 Betty now 94 and Albert were married at Westerham in Kent and in 1946 their only child Anthony was born. After moving around the country they spent many years in the Dartford area before settling in Eastbourne in 1994. Albert helped form the Lions Club of Dartford in 1979 and with Betty supported numerous Lions Clubs International charity projects. On moving to Eastbourne Albert transferred to the Lions Club of Eastbourne where he still regularly attends meetings. Betty is now being cared for in the Avalon Nursing Home in Hampden Park but was able to enjoy the tea party at the Hydro. Many cards and good wishes were delivered and speeches of thanks given by Albert and son Anthony.