Family affair for mayor

PUBLISHED: 09:58 23 November 2006 | UPDATED: 13:36 04 May 2010

John and Cheryl are joined by their daughters, (from left) Andrea, Helen, Anne, Cate and Rebecca.
Photo: Cllr Jack Waterfall

John and Cheryl are joined by their daughters, (from left) Andrea, Helen, Anne, Cate and Rebecca. Photo: Cllr Jack Waterfall

ELY Mayor John Ison has tied the knot with his long-term partner, Cheryl, 25 years after they first met. The couple married on Cheryl s 60th birthday in a ceremony attended by five daughters and two grandsons. John, of Prickwillow Road, Ely, former editor

ELY Mayor John Ison has tied the knot with his long-term partner, Cheryl, 25 years after they first met.

The couple married on Cheryl's 60th birthday in a ceremony attended by five daughters and two grandsons.

John, of Prickwillow Road, Ely, former editor of the Ely Standard, and Cheryl, of Whitstable, Kent were married and held their reception, complete with chocolate wedding cake, at Chilston Park Hotel in Maidstone, Kent.

They were attended by bridesmaid, family friend Phoebe Ryan, of Barton Road, Ely, and ringbearers, grandsons Jack Pearce-Connolly and David Ison.

The couple's daughters Cate, 33, Anne, 32, Andrea, 27, Rebecca, 24, and Helen, 23, joined the celebrations.

John said: "We were married in the same year that would have seen us celebrating our silver wedding anniversary if we had married all those years ago. But we didn't want to rush into anything!"

After the ceremony John and Cheryl left for a honeymoon in Florence, Italy.

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