By Robyn Rosen, February 11, 2010
BBC news presenter Jonathan Charles was among 100 BBYO alumni who gathered in central London on Monday for the first of the youth movement’s 70th birthday events.
Those with the longest links to the organisation included north Londoner Felix Franks, 83, who met his wife Hedy, 80, after joining BBYO in 1948.
“I had been in the British Army and didn’t know many Jewish people and so joined to meet new people,” he recalled. “I met a very beautiful girl and asked her out for a date.” They married in 1950 and now have five grandchildren.