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Couple mark retirement village's 10 years

Rugby Editorial 4th Jun, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

IT was just us and the night watchman.

That is how the first residents of the 10-year-old purpose-built Lime Tree retirement village off Cawston Lane recalled their first night in their new home back in 2004.

Alan Redfern, 89, and his wife 86-year-old Margery have helped mark the village’s 10th anniversary with the other 200 residents who have moved in in the decade since it opened.

“Initially there were just the two of us and a night watchman,” said Coventry-born Alan, who moved with his wife to Lime Tree Village from Dartmouth.

“There was no particular reason for choosing Dunchurch but we are so pleased we did.

“We’ve made lots of friends and we make very good use of the village restaurant. We can’t believe Lime Tree is only 10-years-old, the village feels like it’s been here forever.”

The anniversary will be celebrated at a party in July.

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