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Diamond Couple Set To Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Wednesday February 19 2014

Happy couple: Pat and Owen Happy couple: Pat and Owen

A BARNSLEY couple will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week!

Owen and Pat Firth, of Bank End Avenue, Worsbrough, celebrate their diamond anniversary on Thursday.

Owen, 83, and Pat, 79, met in Elsecar in 1952 and courted for almost two years before tying the knot in 1954.

Pat - a former singer in local clubs - was also a dinner lady at Worsbrough High School. Ex-miner Owen spent 40 years in the job before retiring.

The couple, who have four children, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, now enjoy spending their time together going out for drives and doing puzzles.

Daughter Debbie, 45, of The Green, Royston, said: "It is an amazing achievement to reach 60 years of marriage. 

"They are the best parents anyone could ask for. Their secret to a long and happy marriage is to not dwell on arguments as well as trusting, loving and helping each other."

They had a party with family and friends on February 15 at The Boatman's Rest and will be spending time with family on the big day.

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Reply Posted by Lisa Brookes on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 10:35
Happy diamond wedding anniversary mr & mrs firth.

Reply Posted by Debbie on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 13:52
My lovely Mum & Dad, love you both loads xxx

Reply Posted by lauren on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 14:02
Awww how adorable, hope me and my husband last as Long as your mother and father. Happy 60th anniversary.

Reply Posted by june on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 14:11
lauren- I doubt it.

Reply Posted by to lauren on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 18:18
Take no notice Lauren. Hope you do last love. There's some jealous scroats around. Best wishes to you and yours.

Reply Posted by lauren on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 21:29
To lauren@ thanks very much

Reply Posted by Chris on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 22:14
Congratulations and best wishes to you both.
Hope you enjoy your day with the family tomorrow.

Reply Posted by Gemma Jane on Thursday February 20 2014 at 11:18
The best grandparents I could wish for, so happy, kind, loving, and loved dearly by us all. What an amazing achievement! 60 years and counting... ❤️