Diamond anniversary couple

Diamond Wedding Couple'Marjorie & George Clarke'PA1151-10

Diamond Wedding Couple'Marjorie & George Clarke'PA1151-10

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A Bridlington couple are over the moon after celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary last Thursday.

Childhood sweethearts Marjorie and George Clarke met when they were just 14 and 15 and it was love at first sight.

The couple who are now great grandparents, married at St Helens Church in Hemsworth in 1951, with just 20 shillings for the service.

Their budding romance was put on hold for 18 months whilst George, who was a gunner in the army, completed his service in Germany.

Upon returning, the couple set up home in Fitzwilliam, and eventually George settled down to a career in mining and Marjorie became a nurse and mill worker.

Marjorie and George, of Eastfield Road, moved to Bridlington in 1984 and soon after both retired.

The couple have one daughter, Sharon, a granddaughter Laura and two great grandchildren Immi, 3, and one month old Esme.

According to Marjorie and George, the secret to a long successful marriage is to be best friends and support each other through good and bad, whilst George jokingly suggests his selective hearing plays a part in keeping the marriage strong.

Daughter Sharon described her parents as a “wonderfully harmonious couple” and said all the family had gone for a tasty lunch at Boyes to celebrate the landmark occasion.