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Barnsley Couple Celebrate Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Friday July 11 2014

The Crosslands The Crosslands

THEIR first date might have been a boring film, but a Barnsley couple have stood the test of time and celebrated their 60th anniversary.

Annie and Len Crossland, of Radcliffe Road, Athersley North, celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary on July 3 having met at the Globe Picture House 61 years earlier.

"My friends knew his friends and they ended up pushing in and coming with us and I've been stuck with him ever since," joked Annie.

"I can't remember the name of the film, but we left early because it was the most boring film I've ever seen."

They married a year later at St John's Church on Duke Street, Barnsley, which has been demolished, and honeymooned in Scarborough.

Annie, 80, worked in the handbag factory at Shaw Mills on Racecommon Road before she was married and was a sales assistant after.

Len, 81, was a miner at North Gawber and Dodworth collieries.

To mark the diamond occasion, the couple went on a western Mediterranean tour earlier this year and held a party for family and friends last weekend.

They have three children, Carol, 59, Neil, 58, and Martin, 49.

They also have eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and another two on the way.

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Reply Posted by bfc on Friday July 11 2014 at 12:01
Congratulations. What's your we secret.