A CENTURY of marriage was celebrated between two couples at a Rotherham care home on Valentine’s Day.
The couples at Broadacres Care Home in Rotherham still mark the day with cards, gifts and a glass of bucks fizz after being together for a combined 105 years.
Residents Jessie and John Senior have been married 65 years and have been together for 71 years.
They first met at a dance in Sheffield on 5th April 1947 and later married at the now gone St Paul’s Church in Arbourthorne.
Resident Michael Crowley and his wife Pauline have been husband and wife for 40 years, having met over 41 years ago after they both became widowed.
Michael had three children by his previous marriage and later had a daughter with Pauline after they were married.
Pauline still has a 20-year-old Valentine’s letter from Michael addressed to their previous home, called The Love Nest, in Great Ecclestone, near Blackpool.
Michael has been a resident at Broadacres Care Home for two years and Pauline still visits every day and calls her husband on the telephone regularly.
Diane Rice, activities coordinator at Broadacres Care Home, said: “Love is definitely in the air at Broadacres Care Home on Valentine’s Day.
“It is incredible that between two couples at the home they are celebrating over a century of marriage.
“They both continue to inspire everyone at the home and we all enjoy seeing them celebrate their anniversaries and Valentine’s Day each year.”