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Barnsley Couple Celebrate 76th Anniversary

Monday December 23 2013


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A BARNSLEY couple, who are both 99 years old, have recently celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary!

Irvine Fieldhouse worked as a butcher's boy and met his future wife, Muriel, when she walked past his shop on Racecommon Road.

They got talking, started courting and married in 1937.

The couple, from Rowan Drive, Gawber, have a son, Roger.

They've rarely been apart until recently when Irvine fell and broke his arm and had to spend time in Barnsley Hospital.

He was transferred to Mount Vernon and is now a resident in the Orchard Views care home.

The devoted couple were reunited last weekend when Muriel also moved into the same home.

Their son, Roger, 71, said: "My mum's been unhappy spending time apart while my dad's been in hospital, so it's better that they're at the same place.

"To have made it to their 76th anniversary is certainly some achievement."

Happy anniversary, Irvine and Muriel!

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Reply Posted by kez on Monday December 23 2013 at 18:41
congrat u 2 xx

Reply Posted by Tara Hunter on Monday December 23 2013 at 22:32
Congratulations to both of you and merry Christmas to you and your family x

Reply Posted by Wendy on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 08:41
WOW!!! Congratulations to you both xx

Reply Posted by sally on Wednesday December 25 2013 at 17:08
Wow fantastic!. Congratulations to both of you on your Anniversary.

Reply Posted by Victoria Fieldhouse on Wednesday December 25 2013 at 17:29
Happy anniversary to my great aunt and uncle. Much love xxx

Reply Posted by Flo on Wednesday December 25 2013 at 17:31
Aww bless. Many congratulations to you both x

Reply Posted by Sarah benson on Friday December 27 2013 at 12:46
Wow big congrats to u both both an inspiration when life was less complicated than today roll on next yr f u 100 th birthday bless u both